In a reshuffle in the cabinet, the government on Wednesday (Jan 3) reallocated the portfolios of six ministers and state ministers and gave portfolios to three new ministers, according to local media reports.
Cabinet Secretary Shafiul Alam said Civil Aviation Minister and Tourism Rashed Khan Menon was given the portfolio of Social Welfare Ministry, while Anisul Islam Mahmud, who was Water Resources Minister, was given the responsibility of Environment and Forest Ministry. Besides, Environment and Forest Minister Anwar Hossain Manju was made Water Resources Minister while State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim made State Minister for Information.
Narayon Chandra was made Minister from State Minister for Fisheries and Livestock. Besides, AKM Shahjahan Kamal, an MP from Laxmipur-3 constituency, was given the charge of Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry, while ICT expert Mustafa Jabbar was made Posts, Telecommunications and Information & Technology Minister.
Besides, Rajbari-1 MP Kazi Keramat Ali, who was sworn in as a State Minister on Tuesday, was given the responsibility of Technical and Madrasha Education Division. Nuruzzaman Ahmed was made State Minister for Social Welfare Ministry.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday (Jan 2) expanded her cabinet inducting three new faces into it and promoting a State Minister to a full one. They all took oath at Bangabhaban in the evening. President Md. Abdul Hamid administered oath to them. Of them, Narayon Chandra Chanda, AKM Shahjahan Kamal and Mustafa Jabbar were sworn in as Ministers while Rajbari-1 MP Kazi Keramat Ali was sworn in as a State Minister.