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Fakhrul on 3-day remand in arson case

Fakhrul on 3-day remand in arson case

A Dhaka court today placed BNP acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir on a three-day remand in a case filed for torching a vehicle of public administration ministry in Dhaka on December 28 last year. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Ali Masud Sheikh passed the order after Sub-inspector of Paltan Police Station Enayet Karim,...

Nojibur new NBR chairman

Nojibur new NBR chairman

Environment and Forests Secretary Nojibur Rahman has been appointed as chairman of the National Board of Revenue (NBR). The public administration ministry today issued a circular in this regard.  

Immigration gets new chief

Immigration gets new chief

NM Zeaul Alam, an additional secretary to the Cabinet Division, has been appointed as director general of the Department of Immigration and Passport (DIP). The post fell vacant on December 14 following the expiry of contractual appointment of Abdul Mabud. The public administration ministry today published a circular in this regard.

DCCs get new administrators

DCCs get new administrators

The government today appointed two new administrators to the bifurcated Dhaka city corporations (DCC) ahead of its “long awaited elections next year.” The move takes place ahead of the long-awaited elections of the bifurcated Dhaka city elections, which the prime minister has said will take place early next year. Today, Dr Rakhal Chandra Barman, director general of the Department of Jute, was made the administrator for Dhaka north while Md Shawkat Mostafa, additional secretary (OSD) of the home ministry was appointed in the south part of the capital. The public administration ministry issued a gazette notification, signed by SM Shafiq, the ministry’s senior assistant secretary, in this regard dated yesterday. The appointment will...

Fake War Hero

Joint secy sent into retirement

Yet another top government official has lost his job for managing a fake freedom fighter certificate, bringing the number of such bureaucrats to four. The certificate of Joint Secretary Md Abul Kashem Talukder, officer on special duty, has been revoked. He was sent into retirement in “public interest”, said a notification of the public administration ministry on Sunday. According to the Public Servants Act 1974, a government official may go on voluntary retirement or the government can send him into retirement upon...

Fake War Hero Certificates

2 secretaries quit

They did not fight for the country's liberation. Yet they obtained freedom fighter's certificates at the fag-end of their careers to secure job extension by one year. But in the end the “dream” did not materialise; they instead earned a name one had better not earn: fake freedom fighter. Two secretaries, whose war hero's certificates were found fake and was already revoked, tendered their resignations yesterday. In the resignation letters submitted to the public administration ministry, however, they cited personal reasons. The...

Fake war heroes Niaz Uddin, Amir Hossain quit

Fake war heroes Niaz Uddin, Amir Hossain quit

Health and Public Service Commission (PSC) secretaries MM Niaz Uddin Mia and AKM Amir Hossain, who got their job extended with fake freedom fighter certificate, resigned today. They submitted the resignation letters to the public administration ministry on health and personal grounds. While talking to our correspondent, Niaz said, “I have taken the decision on personal ground.” Contacted, Amir Hossain said, “I have served the government for 30 years. I think it is time to go on retirement.” He denied making any remarks on whether he has resigned after an investigation found that they had obtained freedom fighter certificate without maintaining due procedures. The Anti-Corruption Commission earlier found that Niaz Uddin, Amir Hossain and...

Istiaque Ahmad new Petrobangla chairman

Istiaque Ahmad new Petrobangla chairman

The government today appointed cabinet division Additional Secretary Istiaque Ahmad as the chairman of state-run oil corporation Petrobangla. The public administration ministry floated an order in this regard this afternoon announcing that the appointment will come into effect immediately. Ahmad came as a successor to Professor Hossain Monsur who was made chairman of Petrobangla in August 2010.

Change in BCS preliminary test format

From now on, the preliminary examination of the Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) will be of 200 marks while the duration will be two hours instead of the hour-long 100-mark test. The public administration ministry issued a gazette notification to this end yesterday following amendment to the Bangladesh Civil Service (Age, Qualification and Examination for Direct Recruitment) Rules, 1982. The new rule will come into effect from the 35th BCS examinations. A candidate with less than 30 percent marks in the written examination...

Liberation war affairs secretary made OSD

Liberation war affairs secretary made OSD

Liberation War Affairs Secretary KH Masud Siddiqui has been made officer on special duty (OSD). The public administration ministry issued a gazette notification in this regard today. According to the notice, MA Hannan, additional secretary to the environment and forests ministry, has been made the acting secretary to the liberation war affairs ministry. Masud Siddiqui faces allegations of obtaining freedom fighters' certificate through fake documents and anomalies in purchasing sub-par shields given to foreign friends in recognition of their contribution to the 1971 Liberation War. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina approved the move on Thursday. Siddiqui, who was supposed to go on a one-year leave preparatory to retirement (LPR) from October 30, used the freedom...

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