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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 3437 of 1997
Date of filing: 1997/06/12
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Petitioners

1. Mohammad Sarwar Hussain Khan
2. Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman
3. Md. Mir Ashraf Hossain

Respondents

1. Secretary of Employment Ministry
2. Public Service Commission

Facts

The three petitioners, all graduates from Dhaka University, and all having visual disabilities, challenged the failure of the Public Service Commission (PSC) to issue admit cards to them for the 18th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Examinations. They had submitted their application forms in due compliance with the eligibility criteria and with the consent of the Chairman, PSC. The Secretary, PSC, however, refused to issue admit cards to them and verbally informed them that the permission of the Ministry of Establishment would be necessary for them to sit for the examinations. The Ministry of Social Welfare made intimations on behalf of the petitioners to the Ministry of Establishment, but no progress could be made and the petitioners could not appear in the Examinations.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 23/06/1997


Details
The High Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the Ministry of Establishment, the Controller of Examinations and the Chairman, PSC to show cause why the failure to issue admit cards to these visually disabled persons should not be declared to be without lawful authority and of no lawful effect.
Justices
Mr. Justice Mymur Reza Chowdhury
Mr. Justice M.A. Aziz

Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Area of law
Employment,
Disability,
Discrimination (disability)
Keywords
Unlawful discrimination
Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 15, 27, 29, and 31





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 3437 of 1997
Date of filing: 1997/06/12

Petitioners

1. Mohammad Sarwar Hussain Khan
2. Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman
3. Md. Mir Ashraf Hossain

Respondents

1. Secretary of Employment Ministry
2. Public Service Commission

Facts

The three petitioners, all graduates from Dhaka University, and all having visual disabilities, challenged the failure of the Public Service Commission (PSC) to issue admit cards to them for the 18th Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) Examinations. They had submitted their application forms in due compliance with the eligibility criteria and with the consent of the Chairman, PSC. The Secretary, PSC, however, refused to issue admit cards to them and verbally informed them that the permission of the Ministry of Establishment would be necessary for them to sit for the examinations. The Ministry of Social Welfare made intimations on behalf of the petitioners to the Ministry of Establishment, but no progress could be made and the petitioners could not appear in the Examinations.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 23/06/1997:
Details
The High Court issued a Rule Nisi calling upon the Ministry of Establishment, the Controller of Examinations and the Chairman, PSC to show cause why the failure to issue admit cards to these visually disabled persons should not be declared to be without lawful authority and of no lawful effect.
Justices
Mr. Justice Mymur Reza Chowdhury,   Mr. Justice M.A. Aziz


Reference

Area of law
Employment,  Disability,  Discrimination (disability)

Keywords
Unlawful discrimination

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 15, 27, 29, and 31


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Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45