Tuesday, 14 December 2010

HC declares jobs of 200 medical officers at BSMMU illegal

BLHouse Report

The High Court yesterday declared illegal appointment of over 200 medical officers of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

The officers were appointed during the BNP-led four party alliance government in 2005, as per  the rules made during the Awami League government in 2000 under BSMMU Act, 1998.

The HC bench comprising Justice Md Momtazuddin Ahmed and Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore also declared section 5(E) of the rules illegal saying that the section is contradictory with the main act of 1998, said concern lawyer.

Upon a Writ petition, the HC earlier stayed effectiveness of the appointments and issued a rule why the recruitment notification and the appointments should not be declared illegal.

After hearing on the rule for seven days, the HC yesterday passed the judgment making the rule absolute.

On January 2, 2006, then General Secretary of Swadhinata Chikitsak Parishad Dr Iqbal Arselan filed the Writ petition challenging legality of the recruitment notification issued on October 18, 2005 by then BSMMU registrar, and the appointments made on the basis of the notification.

Advocate Mahbub Shafique appeared for the petitioner while Advocate Tanjibul Alam stood for BSMMU.

The petitioner's lawyer told the court that the authority could appoint medical officers in only the approved posts, according to the BSMMU Act, 1998.

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