Nojibur set to become principal secretary


PV Desk : Md Nojibur Rahman, currently NBR Chairman and Senior Secretary at the Internal Resources Division, will be the new Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, highly-placed government sources say.
The sources say Rahman, who has two more years to go as civil servant, was chosen ahead of such other contenders as Mozammel Haque Khan, now Senior Secretary at the Ministry of Public Administration.
The current revenue chief will succeed Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury.
His new position will put him at par with the Cabinet secretary in civil service rank.
In Bangladesh’s warrant of precedence, the principal secretary is just below the Cabinet secretary but above the chiefs of the army, navy and air force.
A 1982 BCS recruit, Rahman had helmed the forest and environment ministry and the planning ministry’s statistics and informatics division prior to his job as the revenue chief.
He also headed the department of environment as the director general.
Born in 1960 in northeastern district of Sunamganj, Rahman is set to go on post retirement leave from Dec 30, 2019.