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Resignations of technocrat ministers underway

Staff Correspondent
20 Nov 2023 16:40:32 | Update: 20 Nov 2023 20:31:04
Resignations of technocrat ministers underway
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Cabinet Secretary Mahbub Hossain on Monday announced the initiation of the resignation acceptance process for two technocrat ministers, one state minister, and three advisers.

Posts and Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar, Science and Technology Minister Architect Yafes Osman and State Minister for Planning Shamsul Alam, who are not elected representatives of the people, have submitted their resignation at the request of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as the Election Commission has announced the schedule for the 12th Jatiya Sangsad Election.

Talking to journalists at his office on Monday, Mahbub clarified that the resignations, including those of Prime Minister’s Economic Affairs Adviser Mashiur Rahman, Power, Energy, and Mineral Resources Adviser Dr Tawfiq-e-Ilahi Chowdhury, and Adviser on International Affairs Gauher Rizvi, are currently in the process of implementation.

When questioned about the effective period of the resignations, Mahbub explained that once approved, the resignees would no longer be able to attend office.

The timeframe for the process, he added, depends on the necessary approvals and gazetting procedures.

Mahbub also mentioned that the resignation of the Prime Minister's Adviser on Security Affairs and Adviser on Information and Technology Affairs, appointed directly by the Prime Minister's Office without pay, would be handled separately by that office.