New PSC chairman takes oath

Staff Correspondent

22 September, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Former senior secretary Md Sohorab Hossain on Monday took oath as chairman of Bangladesh Public Service Commission (PSC).

Chief Justice Syed Mahmud Hossain administered the oath at a ceremony around 3pm at Supreme Court Judges’ Lounge, conducted by Supreme Court Registrar General Md Ali Akbar.

Sohorab Hossain was on post-retirement leave (PRL) after serving as a senior secretary at secondary and higher education division of education ministry.

On September 16, the public administration ministry issued an order saying President Abdul Hamid has appointed him as the PSC chairman.

Md Sohorab Hossain replaced Mohammad Sadique, whose tenure as the PSC chairman expired on September 18.

As per the Article 138 (1) of the Constitution, President M Abdul Hamid appointed Md Sohorab Hossain as PSC chairman on condition of deferment of his un-enjoyed period of the PRL and related benefits.

Sohorab’s tenure will be for five years from his joining date or till he reaches 65 years of age.

Md Sohorab Hossain completed his Bachelors (Hon’s) and Masters in Bangla Language and Literature from Dhaka University.

Joining in Bangladesh Civil Service in 1986 (Batch 1984), Sohorab Hossain started his career as an Assistant Commissioner.