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Women in Bangladesh Civil Service: Stumbling Blocks towards the Way of Participation
Social Sciences
Volume 3, Issue 5, October 2014, Pages: 177-182
Received: Nov. 3, 2014; Accepted: Nov. 11, 2014; Published: Nov. 20, 2014
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Jannatul Ferdous, Department of Public Administration, Comilla University, Comilla, Bangladesh
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Bangladesh is considered as a developing country, half of the total population comprises women. Their socioeconomic condition is poor. The position of women in the family is very complex regarding different aspects like tradition, security, and equality of men-women, social dignity and for multifaceted stress. Here participation of men and women social development activities is not equal. Many activities of women are not counted as productive work. Consequently, socioeconomic development cannot be achieved in the real sense without the strong participation of women at the decision making activities in society. According to practice of our society, Women are leg behind culturally, socially and economically. All kinds of conveniences and chances are needed to be delivered to ensure active participation of women in all spheres of life. The government is the largest employer in Bangladesh. Therefore, women’s inclusion in different cadre service is very noteworthy and needs superior attention from for the appointment of women in Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS). The Government of Bangladesh (GOB) has already taken some policy measures to ensure justifiable participation of women in the civil service arena. A quota system was introduced by GOB to increase participation of women in the government service sector. Yet the presentation of women in government services has not got a reasonable level. Hence, detecting the stumbling blocks of women's participation in the BCS and take necessary steps to remove the stumbling blocks is the main purpose of my research. An effort has been made in this paper to evaluate the prevalent employment status of women in BCS cadres with a focus on the stumbling blocks faced by the women civil servants which discourage participate them in the BCS.
Civil Service, Women, Bangladesh, Participation
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Jannatul Ferdous, Women in Bangladesh Civil Service: Stumbling Blocks towards the Way of Participation, Social Sciences. Vol. 3, No. 5, 2014, pp. 177-182. doi: 10.11648/
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