Qualified officers deserve promotion in the army: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the Bangladesh Army Selection Board-2023 to choose qualified and prudent officers for promotion in the army through a neutral evaluation.

“You should do it considering professional competence, drawing comparative evaluation in logical and scientific ways. Besides, you need to pay attention to whether the officers have the skills of giving command or the ability to take quick decisions (in special situations),” she said.

The prime minister said this while addressing a meeting of the selection board at Senakunja in Dhaka Cantonment.

She hoped that the selection board will perform the duty with honesty, justice and proper judgement to choose qualified officers for promotion.

“Consider their experience in the field and the ability to take instant decisions… We want you to promote the officers for your future leadership (in Bangladesh Army) through neutral evaluation,” she said.

Describing the army as vigilant sentinels of the country’s independence and sovereignty, the PM said Bangladesh does not want to engage in a war with anyone as it believes in peace.

“A peaceful environment is a prerequisite for development,” she said.

The PM said the army has been playing a praiseworthy role by standing beside the people during a disaster and critical period. “Our patriotic army always stands by the people of the country,” she said.

She said the independence and sovereignty of a country cannot be protected without public trust and confidence. “The people have trust and confidence in our army,” she said.


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