Two New Commissioners Appointed in Bangladesh

22 September 2014

An academic and a retired public servant have been named as members of the Bangladesh Information Commission.

Nepal Chandra Sarkar, who served as the first secretary to the Commission when it was formed in 2009, but was elsewhere in government recently was one appointee.

The other is Khurshida Begum Syed, a professor of government and politics at Jahangirnagar University.

The Commission is composed of a chief information commissioner and two others, one of them female. The positions became vacant in June. Former ambassador Mohammed Farooq is the current CIC

Their rank, salary, benefits and other facilities will be determined by the government, according to a news report on the appointments.

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