The government on Monday promoted 132 joint secretaries to additional secretaries, raising the total number of additional secretaries to 564.
The number of joint secretaries now stands at 653 with the large-scale promotion.
The ministry of public administration issued a notification on the day in this regard.
According to the ministry sources, there are 111 permanent posts of additional secretary while 430 of joint secretary. So, it will not be possible to give new postings to the promoted public servants and they will remain in their present positions, they said.
Public Administration’s Senior Secretary Mozammel Haque Khan that although it will not be possible to give postings to the promoted officials at a time, they will be posted gradually.
“They will continue to work in their present positions until their new postings,” he said.
New additional secretaries are Meer Khushid Anwar, Mohibul Hossain, Mostofa Kamal, Abu Sayeed Mohammad Khurshidul Islam, Abdul Halim, Rezaul Kader, Rashida Begum, Shahidul Harun, Siddique Zobayer, Saifullah Makbul Morshed, Abu Mohammad Yusuf, Abullah Hel Baki, Fatima Begum, Amrita Barai, Manjurul Hannan Khan, Ruhidas Joddar, Mohammad Muneer Hasan, Utpal Kumar Das, Akbar Hossain, Atikur Rahman, Ahsan Habib Talukder, Shahdat Hossain, Zahidur Rahman, Swapan Chandra Paul, Sheikh Mofizul Islam, Khondokar Mostan Hossain, Zahidul Karim, Muhammad Ruhul Quddus, Abdul Hamid, Gautam Kumar Bhattachariya, Mohammad Mahfuzul Haque, Rabiul Haque, Matin Ul Haque, Eftekhar Uddin Khan, Sheikh Shakhawat Hossain, Alam Ara Begum, Pranab Kumar Niyogee, Matiar Rahman, Mahbub Ahmed, Rabi-ur-Reza Siddique, Shishir Kumar Roy, Nurul Kumar Siddique, Monwar Hossain Akand, Rowshan Ara Begum, Mohammad Abu Taher, Pranay Kanti Bishwas, Ashok Kumar Bishwas, Aminul Islam Khan, Mafidul Islam, Badrul Arefin, Abdul Haque, Jahirul Islam, Mohammad Alamgir, Shamsul Arefin, Begum Sanana Akhter, Nikhil Ranjan Roy, Golam Yahiha, Obaydul Azam, Abdul Mannan Elias, Imdadur Dustugir, Mohammad Sayed Nur Alam, Omar Faruk, Monirul Alam, Mizanur Rahman, Mahmud Hasan, Helal Uddin, Imdadul Haque, Anwara Begum, Begum Laila Jasmine, Begum Maliha Nargis, Sultan Ahmed, Mohammad Joynul Bari, Md Hafizur Rahman, Md Abu Bakar Siddiq, Mohammad Yamin Chowdhury, Shahan Ara Banu, Md Shafiqul Ahmed, Mohammad Abul Kalam, DM Tariqul Islam, Dulal Krishna Saha, Md Tofazzal Hossain Mia, Md Hannan Mia, Md Shahjahan, Kazi Wasi Ahmed, Md Jahurul Haque, AKM Mizanur Rahman, Md Zafar Ullah, Sanat Kumar Saha, Ram Chandra Das, Sakiun Nahar Begum, Md Fosi Ullah, Md Tazul Islam, Md Rokon-ud-Dola, Md Mohsin, Mohammad Sahadat Hossain, Md Shahjahan, Khandoker Mostafizur Rahman, Mrinal Kanti Das, Md Rezaul Karim, Mohammad Mezbah Uddin Chowdhury, Pranab Kumar Ghosh, Muhammad Al-Amin, Ramendranath Biswas, Hamidur Rahman, Sultan Abdul Hamid, Md Nurul Islam, Kamola Ranjan Das, Ashia Khatun, Sudatta Chakma, Fatema Yasmin, Kazi Nazir Hossain, Shahnaj Rob, ABM Ruhul Azad, Mina Parvin, Dr Ahmed Munirus Salehin, Dr Krishna Gayen, Md Abdur Rouf, Nurul Afsar, Md Gaziur Rahman, Badrul Alam, Shafiuddin Ahmed, AKM Mofizul Haque, Joynal Abedin, Zakir Hossain Mozumder, Afzal Hossain, Husnul Mahmud Khan, Zakir Hossain and Kamal Uddin.
Besides, the ministry promoted Commercial Counsellor of Bangladesh High Commission in London Sharifa Khan and Economic Minister of Bangladesh Embassy in USA Shahabuddin Patawary to additional secretaries alongside the local officials. Dhaka Division’s Additional Commissioner Mohamamd Munir Hossain and Sylhet Additional Commissioner Mrinal Kanti Dev were also promoted to the same rank.
On April 23 last, 267 senior assistant secretaries were promoted to deputy secretaries.
On November 27 in 2016, a total of 536 officers got promotion in three categories — additional secretary, joint secretary and deputy secretary.
In its previous tenure, the Awami League government promoted 2,528 officers in phases. Of them, 78 were promoted to secretaries while 293 to additional secretaries, 1,091 to joint secretaries and 1,066 elevated to the rank of deputy secretary.