As the resignation of four technocrat ministers has taken effect, their responsibilities have been redistributed among the existing cabinet members. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has taken up additional duties of science and technology ministry and the ministry of post, telecommunications and ICT.
LGRD Minister Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain has taken up the ministry of expatriate welfare and overseas employment; and Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque has been given the additional duty of religious affairs ministry.
A cabinet notice, undersigned by Cabinet Secretary M Shafiul Alam, was circulated today announcing the redistribution of ministries; effective immediately, local media reports said.
The technocrat ministers submitted their resignation back in November 6, following the directive of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Their resignations kept hanging for over a month, and they kept doing their regular duties including attending cabinet meetings, until it took effect on Dec 10.
The four ministers were: Expatriates Welfare and Overseas Employment Minister Nurul Islam, Religious Affairs Minister Principal Matiur Rahman, Science and Technology Minister Yafesh Osman and Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Mustafa Jabbar.