HC summons Nat’l Museum trustee board chairman, 2 others

HC summons Nat’l Museum trustee board chairman, 2 others

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Dhaka: The High Court on Tuesday summoned National Museum trustee board chairman M Azizur Rahman, its member secretary Faruq Hossain and director general of the museum Faizul Latif Chowdhury for the second time for not complying with its directives.
An HC bench of Justice Gobinda Chandra Tagore and Justice Abu Taher Md Saifur Rahman issued the order during the hearing on a writ petition filed in connection with a recruitment notice of the museum.
The HC asked the three officials to appear before it in person by 10 am on Thursday. UNB News Agency Reported.Advocate Shah Md Ahsanur Rahman, lawyer of the petitioner, said the same bench summoned the three persons earlier on March 10 when the respondents submitted compliance reports to the court and avoided appearing before the court in person.
However, as it was found during the hearing on the rule that the compliance report was not properly submitted, the HC asked them to appear before the court with the appropriate papers in this
connection, he added. According to the writ, the National Museum authorities published a
circular on August 5, 2013for recruitment against 35 vacant posts in
12 categories.
On March 8, 2014, the selection committee proposed appointing 35 persons to the posts.
However, the trustee board of National Museum cited a case filed with New Market Police Station in this connection and asked for issuing a new recruitment circular.
Later on April 30 of the same year, the authorities issued a new circular for three vacant posts.
Subir Shikdar and Susmita Biswas, who were selected to the posts of movie cameraman and assistant storekeeper respectively earlier — filed separate petitions challenging the new circular.
After the primary hearing on the writ on June 2, 2015, the High Court issued a rule suspending the effectiveness of the new circular for recruitment.
Challenging the order, the authorities of National Museum filed appeals with the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.
On December 13 and December 15 last, the Appellate Division rejected the appeals and ordered the regular bench of the High Court to resolve its ruling.
During the hearing on the rule, the complainants filed a supplemental petition on January 18 seeking the submission of papers related to the recruitment.
The petitioners alleged that as the new circular called for application in only three posts, they are doubtful about the transparency of the process.

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