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Profile of Arab Bangladesh(AB) Bank

AB Bank Limited is one of the first generation private commercial banks (PCBs) incorporated in Bangladesh on 31 December 1981 as a public limited company under the Companies Act 1913, subsequently replaced by the Companies Act 1994, and is governed by the Banking Companies Act 1991. The Bank went for public issue of its shares on 28 December 1983 and its shares are listed with Dhaka Stock Exchange Ltd and Chittagong Stock Exchange Ltd respectively. AB bank Limited has 82 Branches including one (1) Islami Banking Branch, one (1) Overseas Branch in Mumbai, India. The Bank has four subsidiary companies, AB Investment Limited, AB Securities Limited, Cashlink Bangladesh Limited, incorporated in Bangladesh and AB International Finance Limited, incorporated in Hong Kong. 
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The year 2009 was challenging for all of TBL due to global economic crisis. In the early part of the year, the global economy was in a severe recession inflicted by a massive financial crisis and an acute loss of confidence. However, although TBL is not insulated, Bangladesh economy was able to manage to ward off the global impact and maintained a commendable resilience by registering 5.9 percent GDP Growth in FY 2008-09. FY2009-10 started its journey at a time when lagged impact of the crisis, as apprehended, was becoming evident. Hence, a lower growth target of 5.5-6.0 percent was fixed for FY 2009-10 in view of the emerging challenge.

Natural Law and Natural rights: the autonomous of individual

“No Man should be condemned unheard.”-----Lord Eshar
This is the basics of natural Law and Natural rights. Philosophers and jurist did not leave human rights solely to theologians. The latter used theology to present the basis of human rights theory stemming from a law higher than the state and whose source is the Supreme Being. The belief that human beings created in the image of god, endows human with a worth and dignity. Here, Thomas Aquinas and Grotius defined human rights as a dictate of rights reason’. The dictate of right reason focuses that as human being every person have some rights which is rationale and realistic. All these right have some logical and moral basis.

Overall recommendations and suggestions for Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS)

  • Our recruitment system is not fully established on merit. So it is necessary that recruitment and selection process should be based on merit to face the 21th century.
  • As the recruitment system is based on traditional system. So an examination recruitment reform committee should be formed to modernize the examination system.

Role of Central Personnel Agencies in Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS)

 Executive Body & Constitutional Body 

A central personnel agency may be defined as an organ which deals with personnel functions having government wide implications (Ahmed, S.G, PPAB,1986,p-14)
The public personnel administration in Bangladesh is conducted within a unified framework. The two central personnel agencies (Executive and Constitutional) of government of Bangladesh are Ministry of Public Administration and Public Service Commission (PSC).   

Training in Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS)

“Trained manpower is essential for any organization-public or private. This is because the successful management of function in any organization depends on quality and skill personnel who run it. Training is seen as an important tool to improve quality and skill of the personnel who run it”

-A.M.M. Shawkat Ali

Promotion from deputy secretary to secretary in BCS

Responsible Body: Superior Selection Board (SSB)
In the recent past, SSB/ MoPA have changed the criteria for promotion to the post of deputy secretary and joint secretary. SSB has devised a scoring system that takes into account academic performance and ACRs from the beginning to date. MoPA has formed regulation for promotion to various posts in the secretariat.
The criteria that includes educational qualifications. Total 100 marks are distributed as shown following table:

Promotional Process and Exam in BCS (Bangladesh Civil Service)

 The subjects for promotion examination cover three areas:

 Part 1: Bangladesh and current affairs
Part 2: Acts rules and systems applicable in use of all officers of BCS;
Part 3: Matters relating to works of respective cadres
Full marks: 30
Pass marks: 50%

Methods of recruitment to BCS (Bangladesh Civil Service)

Recruitment is done by the following ways:

  • Direct recruitment through competitive examination
  • Appointment by promotion
  • Appointment by transfer or deputation

Holy Life (HL) Real Estate Ltd.

“HL REAL ESTATE Ltd.” is one of the sister concern of “H L GROUP”. In history of Planning of city of Bangladesh, Holy Life (HL) Real Estate Ltd. has embarked upon a mission to make the maximum use of minimum land being sensitive to both environmental concerns and social continuity. Planned development by Holy Life (HL) Real Estate Ltd. of the sites around the city has added value to those areas released pressure on inner cities and persecuted the city dwellers with breathing space. HL Real Estate at Corporate Branch has currently 150 employees, including drivers & peons. I have worked as an internship at Holy Life (HL) Real Estate Ltd. – Corporate Branch from 14th February. Holy Life (HL) Real Estate Ltd. is a fastest growing housing company in Bangladesh.