PhD and BCS cadre 

Dhaka,  Sun,  24 September 2017
Published : 17 Aug 2017, 21:02:18

PhD and BCS cadre 

IS it necessary for BCS cadres or government employees to obtain a PhD degree instead of giving services for the people? Now-a-days, it is seen that young people are joining the cadre service of the government through competitive examination, but they strive for further studies rather than devoting to discharge their new job responsibilities properly. They may require further trainings from time to time in order to update themselves with modern methods or techniques. 

The government can arrange those trainings in training academies of the government or universities. Officers may also be sent to other countries if necessary to observe, learn and receive training to enable them to provide better service for the people. The government employees are appointed to work for and provide service to the general citizens from whom money is collected as taxes, charges, fees etc. to pay salaries of the government employees and meet other expenses of the country. The BCS cadre members (majority of them) have already got the highest university degree (master degree - one or more) which should be enough to work in real life. Need-based training on the basis of responsibility can be arranged periodically for upgrading their skill. Those who intend to have higher studies like research or a PhD degree should choose a career like teaching in university or college or work in a research project. The money spent on another master degree or a PhD for government employees can better be utilised if it is allotted to various research projects or institutes or wings of the government engaged in training and skill development. 

Bright and talented students (5-10 per cent) should go for research and teaching, dissemination of knowledge and building future leadership. Above average students (10-15 per cent) should go for technical higher education/ professional education like medicine, engineering, architecture, agriculture, law, business studies and accounting and auditing who can work both in the private and public sectors. In this way, average students (10-15 per cent) may go for managerial jobs in public or private sector after completing university education.


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