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Government has punished Mahbub Kabir Milon


Published:
2021-03-12 19:12:20 BdST

Update:
2024-06-19 13:22:10 BdST

Additional Secretary wants a wing of 10 officials to eradicate corruption in three months' - Former Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Railways and now Special Officer in Charge (OSD) of the Ministry of Public Administration Md. The news was published by an online media of the country quoting Mahbub Kabir Milon. Tomorrow is his desire to eradicate corruption. He became the first OSD for this speech. Then a departmental case was filed against him. The government has 'reprimanded' him as a punishment in that case.

On March 1, the Ministry of Public Administration issued a circular signed by Public Administration Secretary Sheikh Yusuf Harun.

The report was published in an online news portal on July 29, 2020 under the headline 'Additional Secretary wants a wing of 10 officials to eradicate corruption in three months'. According to the report, the Additional Secretary has proposed to the Prime Minister to form a wing consisting of 10 honest officials. Mahbub Kabir Milon. He also challenged the wing to eradicate corruption in all sectors of the country within three months.

In the statement given in the report. Mahbub Kabir Milon said, 'If I had met the Prime Minister, I would have said, Sir, give me 10 officers. I will choose them, I will make a wing with them. We will address the issues of all the ministries, all the departments, all the departments to remove the tears of the people.

He said, "If someone says we can't eradicate corruption, if someone says the syndicate can't be disbanded, that's what I've challenged - my three months is enough time to dismantle the syndicate of any department." Enough time. Many developments can be brought in the country, many changes can be brought. Yes, we can. If I can't do it, I will take any punishment. It is my wish. '

He added, "But we have to give freedom, the only prime minister will be accountable. Not to anyone else. Why am I saying this- various surroundings do not allow us to work. Not allowed to do for various reasons. There may be financial involvement, there may be political involvement.

After such a statement, on August 8, he was promoted from the post of Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Railways to the Officer-in-Charge (OSD) of the Ministry of Public Administration. At that time the issue started to be discussed through social media. However, a departmental case was filed against him without heeding it. The officer was punished in that case.

A circular issued by the Ministry of Public Administration on March 1 said, 'Former Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Railways and now the Special Officer in Charge of the Ministry of Public Administration (Additional Secretary) Md. On July 29, an online newspaper called Jago News quoted Mahbub Kabir as saying, "Additional officials want a wing of 10 officials to eradicate corruption in three months." The article, published in a newspaper without the approval of the appropriate authorities and without discharging its actual duties, contained a fabricated, baseless and uncomfortable statement to the government as a violation of his code of conduct as a government servant and as an Additional Secretary to the Government. Appeal) According to Rule 3 (b) of the Rules 2018, a departmental case was filed alleging misconduct.

It said, "In the departmental case filed against the accused officer, he was directed to show cause by sending the charge sheet and complaint statement to the Ministry of Public Administration on November 16. He submitted a written reply on November 15 and sought a personal hearing." In a private hearing held on January 28 in the departmental case, allegations of misconduct under Rule 3 (b) of the Civil Servants (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 2018 were proved against the accused officer after reviewing the allegations of the case, statements of both the parties, submitted documents and all relevant matters.

It further said, "As the allegation brought in this divisional case has been proved and considering the importance of the allegation and the relevant administrative matter, if the preliminary decision of the Chief of Minority Penalty is taken as per Rule 4 (a) of Government Employees (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 2018 The President agreed to the imposition. As the allegation of misconduct was proved against him as per Rule 3 (b) of the Government Employees (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 2016 and considering the importance and relevance of the allegation, he was given a lenient sentence under Rule 4 (a) of the same rules.

Before the Ministry of Railways, Mahbub Kabir Milon was the Chairman of Bangladesh Safe Food Authority. During his tenure, he was praised for his strong role in stopping the production and marketing of adulterated food, starting from hotels and restaurants.

He also took several steps against the use of excessively toxic formalin. Those steps were appreciated at that time. Besides, Mahbub Kabir Milon's role in leveling the processed food and blocking the way of making advertisements by demanding various kinds of absurdities of food quality test was also commendable.

On March 25, 2020, he was transferred from the post of chairman of the Bangladesh Food Safety Authority to the Ministry of Railways. He could not stay in that position for long. After becoming an OSD, this time the officer, who is known as 'honest' to the common people, got a light sentence.



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