Governor Fazle Kabir's term extended

Published : 13:45, Feb 17, 2020 | Updated : 13:48, Feb 17, 2020

File photo of Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir.The government has extended the tenure of Bangladesh Bank (BB) Governor Dr Fazle Kabir for three months, according to a circular of the Public Administration Ministry.

As per the circular, issued on Sunday, the government approved the contractual appointment of the governor until he reaches the age limit for retirement at 65. The extended tenure will expire on Jul 3 this year.

A former finance secretary, Kabir joined as the 11th governor of the central bank in March 2016.

Kabir started his career in public service in 1980 in the Railway Transportation and Commercial cadre of Bangladesh Civil Service.

In 1983, he joined the BCS Administration cadre. During his 34 years of civil service, Kabir held various key positions in different ministries and also in the field administration.

He served as the deputy commissioner and district magistrate of Kishoreganj district, joint secretary in the Ministry of Education, director general of the National Academy for Planning and Development, director general of the BCS Administration Academy, secretary at Ministry of Railways and secretary at Finance Division of the Ministry of Finance.