Md Nojibur Rahman, NBR Chairman and Senior Secretary at the Internal Resources Division, has been made the new Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister.
Public Administration Ministry has issued a notification in this regard on Sunday.
The revenue chief succeeded Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury as his term is scheduled to expire on December 31, according to the notification.
Nojibur’s new position put him at par with the Cabinet secretary in civil service rank.
In Bangladesh’s warrant of precedence, the principal secretary is just below the Cabinet secretary but above the chiefs of the army, navy and air force.
A 1982 BCS recruit, Rahman had helmed the forest and environment ministry and the planning ministry’s statistics and informatics division prior to his job as the revenue chief.
He also headed the department of environment as the director general.
Born in 1960 in northeastern district of Sunamganj, Rahman is set to go on post retirement leave from Dec 30, 2019.