The government on Wednesday appointed former senior secretary Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan as chairman of the National Board of Revenue and senior secretary to the Internal Resources Division on a two-year contract.
According to a notification of the ministry of public administration, former industries secretary Bhuiyan would serve as the chief revenue collector for two years after joining the post.
Bhuiyan who sought retirement as the industries secretary in June 2017 would replace NBR chairman Nojibur Rahman who has already been appointed principal secretary to the Prime Minister’s
On January 3, 2013, Bhuiyan, while serving as the secretary of the bridges division, was sent to jail and later made an officer on special duty, following a case filed by the Anti-Corruption Commission on allegation of corruption in the Padma Bridge tender.
World Bank which had suspended US$1.2 billion loan to the bridge project in 2012 raised corruption allegations in the tender process for appointment of the bridge construction supervisors.
On January 12, 2014, the government appointed Bhuiyan as a member of the Privatisation Commission after he was acquitted from the WB allegations by the ACC.
He was then promoted to the post of industries secretary in October 2014.
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