Finance Minister AMA Muhith is expected to sit today at his secretariat office in the city to appoint the managing directors of the two state-owned banks and also micro-lender Grameen Bank.
The meeting will also discuss about the status of a case filed against the search committee of the Grameen Bank as the government now wants quick settlement of the case, they said.
Some of the existing managing directors and ex-managing directors of the state-owned banks including the MD of Agrani Bank SM Aminul Rahman, whose second tenure expired on July 27, have intensified their lobbying to get back the jobs again, said a high official of the Banking Division.
Other existing Managing Directors (MDs) of the state-owned banks are-MD of the state-owned Rupali Bank Farid Uddin, MD of the state-owned Bangladesh Development Bank Limited Dr Md Zillur Rahman, MD of Managing Director of Bangladesh Krishi Bank Md Abdus Salam, and MD of Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank Md Mofazzal Husain.
Banking division wants to keep SM Aminul Rahman for another tenure as MD of the state-owned bank Agrani. He has also intensified his lobbying to the government’s high ups for appointing him MD of the Agrani Bank for six-month, before going on retirement.
The board of director of Agrani Bank recently sent a file with the proposed name of SM Aminul Rahman, which will be placed at today’s meeting for getting the consent of the minister, according to Bangladesh Bank sources.
After corporatisation the state-owned banks, only board of directors of the state-owned banks will appoint the Managing Directors after getting consent from the Bangladesh Bank.
Bangladesh Bank (BB) removed the MD of BASIC Bank Limited Kazi Faqurul Islam on May 24 and Fazlus Sobhan was appointed as new MD (in-charge) of the bank.
During today’s meeting, the minister will also discuss the current status of Fazlus Sobhan, who might also be appointed as the MD of the BASIC Bank.News:Dhaka Tribune/13-Aug-2014