The government on Saturday appointed finance ministry senior secretary Abdur Rouf Talukder as the new governor of Bangladesh Bank for four years.
Rouf would be the 12th governor of the central bank after being 34 years in civil service since 1988.
A gazette notification was issued on Saturday in this regard. It stated that Rouf was appointed for four years starting from July 4 or the date of his joining.
Prior to his joining as BB governor, Rouf will have to retire from civil service along with resignation from other entities where he has working relations.
Rouf will get salary and other benefits as per his contract with the government and the service benefits would be determined under the contract.
Earlier, the government on July 15, 2020 appointed Fazle Kabir for a second consecutive term by amending the Bank Company Act that allowed Kabir to hold the governor post till 67 years of his age.
Kabir’s first tenure began on March 20, 2016 after the resignation of the then governor Atiur Rahman following $80 million reserve heist from the BB’s account with the US Federal Reserve Bank.
Even after the completion of his first and second tenure for more than 6 years, the recovery of the country’s stolen reserve money remained a far cry.
– With New Age input