The government has promoted four additional secretaries to secretaries and transferred five secretaries.

In this regard, the public administration ministry on Wednesday issued three separate gazette notifications.

Promoted officials are Khulna divisional commissioner Md Ismail Hossain, finance ministry additional secretary Farhina Ahmed, Agriculture ministry additional secretary Md Hasanuzzaman Kallol and energy and mineral resources ministry additional secretary Md Jahangir Alam.

Ismail Hossain has been made the food ministry secretary, Farhina Ahmed environment, forest and climate change secretary, Hasanuzzaman Kallol women and children affairs secretary and Md Jahangir Alam social welfare ministry secretary.

Social welfare ministry secretary Mahfuza Akhtar has been transfered to Bangladesh Trade and Tariff Commission chairman while women and children affairs secretary Md Anwar Hossain Hawlader to the health services division secretary and RAJUk chairman ABM Aminullah Noori to road transport and highways division secretary.

Besides, public administration ministry additional secretary Anisur Rahman Mia has been made chairman of Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk).