Demand for increasing age limit for govt. service entry strengthened
Tasmiah Nuhiya Ahmed of DOT
 Last time the age limit for entry into government service was raised was in 1991. After that the retirement age was increased but the entry age has never been increased. Students and job seekers have been agitating for rising unemployment, session jams, delays in recruitment, and raising the maximum age for entry into service in line with other countries. However, the government did not take any initiative in this regard. It is learned that the Parliamentary Standing Committee of the Ministry of Public Administration has made several recommendations to increase the age of entry into service. After the Eleventh Parliamentary Election, the Awami League formed the government again but the issue of raising the age of entry into service was lost. Officials at the Ministry of Public Administration said the government has no plans to raise the maximum age for entry into employment.
 At present the age limit for entry into government service is 30 years, in the case of children of freedom fighters it is 32 years.
 Leaders of the few organizations said their movement, like everything else, has come to a standstill due to the Corona epidemic. The Bangladesh General Student Council has started the movement again through the sit-in program at the Press Club on September 19. The council leaders said they would soon call for a nationwide vigorous movement to realize their demands.
 According to a study published by the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) last December, one-third (33.19 per cent) of young people with SSC and post-graduate degrees in the country are completely unemployed.
 A recent report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) found that the coronavirus has left many people worldwide jobless. At the same time the rate of job circulars and applications has decreased. Compared to April 2019 in Bangladesh, the rate of online job circular has decreased by 6 percent in April this year. Most of the job circulars have been reduced in the garment and education sectors. Despite the reduction in circulars, NGOs are in the best position among the sect