Online Desk :
A ceremony to administer oath to newly formed cabinet members has started in the Bangabhaban, the presidential residence.
President Md Abdul Hamid is administering the oath to 47-ministers and state ministers of the newly formed government.
Awami League president Sheikh Hasina has taken oath as Prime Minister for the third consecutive term.
Formation of the new cabinet has been preceded by landslide victory of ruling Awami League in the 11th parliamentary polls held on December 30 last year.
The new council of ministers includes 24 ministers, 19 state ministers and 3 deputy ministers, cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam told a press conference at the Secretariat yesterday afternoon. Some 27 new faces have been inducted into the council of ministers.
Awami League President Sheikh Hasina will take oath as the prime minister for the fourth term and the third term in a row.
The 24 ministers of the new cabinet are – Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader, Agriculture Minister Md Abdur Razzak, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan, Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud, Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Haque, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, LGRD and Cooperatives Minister Md Tajul Islam, Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni, Foreign Affairs Minister AK Abdul Momen, Planning Minister MA Mannan, Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun, Textiles and Jute Minister Golam Dastagir Gazi, Health and Family Welfare Minister Zahid Maleque, Food Minister Sadhan Chandra Majumder, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi, Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed, Housing and Public Works Minister SM Rezaul Karim, Environment, Forest and Climate Change Minister Md Shahab Uddin, CHT Affairs Minister Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing, Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury, Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon, Science and Technology Affairs Minister Architect Yeafesh Osman and Posts, Telecommunication and Information Technology Minister Mostafa Jabbar.
The 19 state ministers are – Kamal Ahmed Majumder for Industries, Imran Ahmed for Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment, Zahid Ahsan Russell for Youth and Sports, Nasrul Hamid for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Md Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru for Fisheries and Livestock, Begum Munnujan Sufian for Labour and Employment, Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury for Shipping, Md Zakir Hossain for Primary and Mass Education, Md Shahriar Alam for Foreign Affairs, Junaid Ahmed Palak for ICT Division, Farhad Hossain for Public Administration, Swapan Bhattacharya for LGRD and Cooperatives, Zahid Faruque for Water Resources, Md Murad Hasan for Health and Family Welfare, Sharif Ahmed for Social Welfare, KM Khalid for Cultural Affairs, Dr Md Enamur Rahman for Disaster Management and Relief, Md Mahbub Ali for Civil Aviation and Tourism and Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah for Religious Affairs.
Three deputy ministers are Begum Habibun Nahar for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, AKM Enamul Haque Shamim for Water Resources and Mohibul Hasan Chowdhury for Education.
In the 11th parliamentary election, the Awami League attained a resounding victory bagging 259 seats with “boat” symbol.
AL-led grand alliance secured a total of 288 seats while BNP-led Jatiya Oikyafront bagged seven seats.