The government yesterday assigned a joint secretary as the managing director (MD) of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) as an additional charge.
LGRD ministry assigned Shahjahan Ali Mollah, joint secretary (water supply wing), to the position following a decision of the Wasa Board.
The Wasa Board at a meeting on Thursday decided to have someone from the ministry as the MD for the time being instead of proposing one from the Wasa, meeting sources said. The government normally appoints the Wasa MD as per proposal made by the Wasa Board.
The position of Wasa MD had been lying vacant since April 9 following resignation of the incumbent Major (retd) Raihanul Abedin on April 8.
Wasa Board Chairman Abdullah Harun Pasha also resigned on the same day. Engineer Dr Golam Mostafa was appointed chairman on the next day.
Both the chairman and the MD resigned on the same day under government pressure as various allegations were raised against them, sources said.
The newly appointed MD went to Wasa Bhaban yesterday afternoon and held meeting with the officials.