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Moinuddin, Jahurul take charges as ACC Chairman, Commissioner

Published : Wednesday, 10 March, 2021 at 6:32 PM  Count : 188

Md Moinuddin Abdullah (Left) and Jahurul Huque (Right). FILE PHOTO

Md Moinuddin Abdullah (Left) and Jahurul Huque (Right). FILE PHOTO


Newly appointed chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah and Commissioner Md Jahurul Huque have joined their work.

ACC Secretary M Anwar Hossain Howlader welcomed them when they reached at the ACC Head Office at Segunbagicha in the city at about 11:15am on Wednesday.

Confirming the matter, Director (Public Relations) of the ACC Pranab Kumar said the ACC's new chairman and commissioner joined their duties after attending a meeting at the Cabinet Division. The new chairman and commissioner entered their offices together. At that time, chairman Moinuddin Abdullah arrived by a black coloured car, while Jahurul Huque by a white coloured car, he said.

On March 3 last, the Cabinet Division appointed them at the order of the President. They were appointed according to Section 5 (1) of the Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2004.

Moinuddin Abdullah has replaced Iqbal Mahmood as the chairman of the Anti-Corruption Commission.

Joining the Public Administration in 1983 as a magistrate, Moinuddin Abdullah went on retirement as Senior Secretary to the Agriculture Ministry in August 2018. He served the Bangladesh Civil Service for 35 years. He had been working as the managing director of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation since July 1, 2019.

Apart from the Ministry of Agriculture, Moinuddin Abdullah also served as Secretaries to the Housing and Public Works, and Industries Ministries.

Besides, he worked as the Director General at the Prime Minister's Office and Divisional Commissioner of Dhaka Division.

Moinuddin Abdullah obtained his Honors and MSc degrees in Soil Science from the University of Dhaka.

Former Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission's (BTRC) chairman Md Jahurul Huque was appointed  as the commissioner of the anti-graft watchdog.

The tenure of the current ACC chairman, Iqbal Mahood, and the current commissioner, AFM Aminul Islam, will end next week.

Moinuddin has served in the Bangladesh Civil Service for 35 years. He joined the Public Administration Department in 1983 and retired in August 2018 as a senior secretary.

He also served as the secretary to the Housing and Public Works Ministry and the Industries Ministry, the director general of the Prime Minister's Office, and the divisional commissioner of Dhaka.

Apart from these, he worked in various capabilities at different ministries.

Born in 1959 in Comilla, Moinuddin obtained his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Department of Soil Science at Dhaka University.

Former BTRC chairman Jahurul Huque started his career as a sub-judge in 1983 and retired from the judicial career as a session judge in 2014.

He was born in Jamalpur district on 5 December, 1955.



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