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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 15237 of 2019
Date of filing: 2019/12/30
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Petitioners

1. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)

2. Naripokkho

Respondents

1. Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration

2. Secretary, Ministry of Commerce

3. Secretary, Finance Division, Ministry of Finance

4. Deputy Governor, Human Resources Department-1

5. General Manager, Human Resources Department-1

Facts

BLAST along with the co-petitioner Naripokkho filed the PIL being aggrieved by the inclusion of a gender- discriminatory and arbitrary clause in the job circular of Bangladesh Bank for the post of Assistant Director (General). There was a mandatory requirement to provide husband’s residential address of the female married applicants as their permanent address. 
The petition was filed to take appropriate action for eliminating this gender based discrimination, in particular discrimination based on marital status, and ensure equal opportunities for women  to seek public employment.
 

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 31/12/2019


Details

After hearing the Hon'ble High Court Division issued rule upon the respondents to show cause as to why they should not be directed to delete clause No. 14 from the impugned circular and take immediate effective initiatives to ensure that a policy to address gender based discrimination is adopted within the Bangladesh Bank.

Justices

Mr. Justice J.B.M. Hassan

Mr. Justice Md. Khairul Alam



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Area of law
Equality,
Employment,
Discrimination (sex),
Discrimination
Keywords
Elimination of Gender based Discrimination in Service Sector
Relevant statute

a) Articles 102, 28, 29 and 31 of the Constitution of Bangladesh

b) Rule 9(8) of  the Bangladesh Civil Service (Age, Qualification and Examination for Direct Recruitment) Rules 2014

 





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 15237 of 2019
Date of filing: 2019/12/30

Petitioners

1. Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)

2. Naripokkho

Respondents

1. Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration

2. Secretary, Ministry of Commerce

3. Secretary, Finance Division, Ministry of Finance

4. Deputy Governor, Human Resources Department-1

5. General Manager, Human Resources Department-1

Facts

BLAST along with the co-petitioner Naripokkho filed the PIL being aggrieved by the inclusion of a gender- discriminatory and arbitrary clause in the job circular of Bangladesh Bank for the post of Assistant Director (General). There was a mandatory requirement to provide husband’s residential address of the female married applicants as their permanent address. 
The petition was filed to take appropriate action for eliminating this gender based discrimination, in particular discrimination based on marital status, and ensure equal opportunities for women  to seek public employment.
 


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 31/12/2019:
Details

After hearing the Hon'ble High Court Division issued rule upon the respondents to show cause as to why they should not be directed to delete clause No. 14 from the impugned circular and take immediate effective initiatives to ensure that a policy to address gender based discrimination is adopted within the Bangladesh Bank.

Justices

Mr. Justice J.B.M. Hassan

Mr. Justice Md. Khairul Alam



Reference

Area of law
Equality,  Employment,  Discrimination (sex),  Discrimination

Keywords
Elimination of Gender based Discrimination in Service Sector

Relevant statute

a) Articles 102, 28, 29 and 31 of the Constitution of Bangladesh

b) Rule 9(8) of  the Bangladesh Civil Service (Age, Qualification and Examination for Direct Recruitment) Rules 2014

 


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Full Judgment Link: http://bdpil.org.bd/assets/uploads/pdf/b296a-rule-copy-of-wp-no.-15237-of-2019.pdf