Senior Secretary of Bridges Division Khandker Anwarul Islam has been appointed new cabinet secretary.
The Ministry of Public Administration on Sunday issued a gazette notification in this regard.The order will come into effect immediately, it added.
Anwarul joined the Bridges Division as acting secretary in 2011 and was promoted to secretary in 2013 and senior secretary in 2017.
The officer of the 1983 BCS batch also worked at the Cabinet Division as an additional secretary.
Anwarul has studied social welfare at Dhaka University and also obtained a post-graduate diploma in development planning.
His wife Kamrun Nahar is the secretary of the Women and Children Affairs Ministry.
Anwarul Islam will replace outgoing Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam.Shafiul Alam has been contractually appointed as alternate executive director at World Bank headquarters for three years.
Shafiul’s appointment to the WB will come into effect from November 1 or from the date of his taking charge.