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After Health Secretary, PSC Secretary also quits
Observer Online Report
Publish Date : 2014-11-06,  Publish Time : 17:45,  View Count : 28
Yet another government secretary, who was involved in extending the tenure of his service through obtaining  a freedom-fighter's certificate through forgery, went on voluntary retirement on Thursday.

AKM Amir Hossain, Secretary to the Public Service Commission (PSC), sent a letter to the Ministry of Public Administration seeking to go on voluntary retirement.

Earlier at about 11am, Health Secretary Mohammad Niazuddin Miah sent a letter to the Ministry of Public Administration seeking to go on voluntary retirement, while AKM Amir Hossain's letter reached at the ministry concerned in the early afternoon, said Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury, Secretary to the Ministry of Public Administration.

Some senior officials of the Ministry of Public Administration, Ministry of Health and Prime Minister's Office told the Daily Observer on condition of anonimity that both Niazuddin Miah and AKM Amir Hossain were asked to resign or go on voluntary retirement. The step was taken against them following the prove of obtaining freedom-fighter's certificates through forgery.

KH Masud Siddiqui, the then secretary to the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs, went on voluntary retirement on October 31 last after it was proved that he obtained his freedom-fighter's certificate through forgery.

On the other hand, Joint Secretary Abul Kashem Talukder of the same ministry is now as official on special duty (OSD).

Sources at the Ministry of Public Administration said Amir Hossain stated in his letter: 'I worked long 25 years. Now, I am willing to go on voluntary retirement.'

On the other hand, Niazuddin said he is 'sick both physically and mentally.' So, he wants to go on voluntary retirement. The tenure of his service is scheduled to be expired on December 31, 2014.

According to the government service rules, if an official or employee sends a letter seeking to go on voluntary retirement, it will be considered 'final' which cannot be changed or withdrawn.

Sources further said that the Ministry of Public Administration was preparing summary against the two letters. The summaries will be sent to the Prime Minister first and then these will be sent to the President for approval.

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