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NBR gets new chairman

The government yesterday appointed Senior Secretary Abu Hena Md Rahmatul Muneem as chairman of the National Board of Revenue (NBR) on a two-year contract. He will also head the finance ministry’s Internal Resources Division (IRD), which is responsible for raising domestic revenue for the government.

Muneem will continue to serve as senior secretary to the Energy and Mineral Resources Division till January 5. He was scheduled to go on post retirement leave from the next day. He succeeds Md Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, who was appointed in January 2018. Muneem is the third person to get contractual appointment to head the NBR.

He joined Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration) on January 21, 1986. He attained a postgraduation degree in geology from the University of Dhaka. Born in Sirajganj, Muneem has served as chairman of state-run Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation. Prior to that, he worked in various ministries in different capacities.

Source: The Daily Star, 02.01.2020