Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday made a major reshuffle in her cabinet a day after the induction of three new faces in it aiming to bring dynamism in her government.
In the shake-up move, the premier reallocated portfolios of some ministers and state ministers. She also gave portfolios to the three new ministers.Cabinet Secretary Shafiul Alam announced the changes in the cabinet at a press briefing at the Secretariat.
AKM Shahjahan Kamal, a lawmaker from Laxmipur-3, has replaced Rashed Khan Menon as civil aviation and tourism minister while Menon, also Workers Party president, has been given the charge of the social welfare ministry.
Anisul Islam Mahmud, who was the water resources minister, has been shifted to the environment and forest ministry.
Besides, environment and forest minister Anwar Hossain Manju was made water resources minister.
State minister for post and telecommunications Tarana Halim has been shifted to the information ministry while IT expert Mustafa Jabbar, a new cabinet member, has been given the responsibility of post, telecommunications and IT ministry.
Narayon Chandra, who was state minister for fisheries and livestock, has been promoted to the rank of minister of the same ministry.Rajbari-1 MP Kazi Keramat Ali, who was sworn in as a state minister on Tuesday, was given the responsibility of Technical and Madrasha Education Division.
Nuruzzaman Ahmed, who was earlier got the independent charge of the social welfare ministry, has been made state minister of the same ministry.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday expanded her cabinet inducting three new faces into it and promoting a state minister to a full one.
They all took oath at Bangabhaban in the evening. President Abdul Hamid administered oath to them at 6:30pm on the day.
Of them, Narayon Chandra Chanda, AKM Shahjahan Kamal and IT expert Mustafa Jabbar were sworn in as ministers while Rajbari-1 MP Kazi Keramat Ali was sworn in as a state minister.