Search committee formed to appoint two BB deputy governors

The government on Wednesday formed a four-member search committee to recommend two deputy governors for Bangladesh Bank after the posts at the central bank fell vacant following the removal of two former deputy governors on Tuesday.

The bank and financial institutions division of the finance ministry formed the committee, headed by Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad, chairman of Bangladesh Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation, according to a BFID circular.

Other members of the search committee are newly announced BB Governor Fazle Kabir, director general, Bangladesh institute of bank management Toufic Ahmad Choudhury, Agrani Bank chairman Zaid Bakht and BFID additional secretary Gokul Chand Das.

The committee has been asked to recommend fitting candidates to fill up the two major vacant posts of the central bank. The circular, however, did not mention any timeframe.

The government on Tuesday removed two BB deputy governors — Abul Quasem and Nazneen Sultana—for their alleged failures with regard to the heist of $101 million reserve by suspected hackers, sources said.

BB governor Atiur Rahman on Tuesday stepped down after being asked by the government for keeping the finance minister in the dark about the biggest cyber theft of the country.

Upon his resignation, the government on Wednesday cancelled the contractual appointment of Atiur as the BB governor, according to a gazette notification issued by the public administration ministry.

Through separate official orders, the contracts of the two deputy governors were also cancelled.

source : the new age

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