Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s cabinet further witnessed a minor reshuffle amid an oath-taking ceremony inducting a new face into council of ministers at Bangabhaban on Sunday.
Prof Shamsul Alam, a member of Planning Commission’s General Economy Division (senior secretary), today sworn in as the state minister for planning. President M Abdul Hamid administered the oath of office and secrecy of the cabinet member at Bangabhaban.
Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam conducted the ceremony which began with recitation from the holy Quran at 7:30 pm. The appointment of this position came into effect soon after taking oath.
Earlier, the President of the Republic in line with the Section-56 (Article-2) of the Bangladesh Constitution gave the appointment the state minister. At the outset of the ceremony, the head of the state entered the Durbar Hall of Bangabhaban at 7:29 pm.
The new cabinet member took oath pledging to preserve, protect and defend the national constitution and state sovereignty.
After the swearing-in ceremony, he also signed the oath of office and oath of secrecy.