ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF BANGLADESH

Present Position

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT & CHAIRMAN, STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC ACCOUNTS, BANGLADESH PARLIAMENT (2014-2018)

  • Minister for the Ministry of Home Affairs (2012-2013).Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

  • Member of Parliament,(2009-2014) and Chairman, Standing Committee on Public Undertakings and Public Accounts Committee (2009-2012), Bangladesh parliament.

  • State Minister for the Ministry of Planning (1997-2001), Ministry of civil Aviation and Tourism (1997), Ministry of Science and Technology (1997-1998), Government of Bangladesh. Chief architect behind the 5th Five Year Plan of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.

  • Chairman, Board o f Directors, Biman Bangladesh Airlines (1997-2000)

  • Chairman, Board of Trustees, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies       (1997-2000)

  • Chairman, National Statistical Council (1997-2000)

  • Secretary to the Prime Minister (1996-1997). Negotiated Ganges Water Treaty with India and The Peace Treaty with Insurgents of Chittagong Hill Tracts. Coordinated overall governance.

  • Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology (1992). Architected a scheme for the spread of information technology and communication within Bangladesh.

MEMBER, PLANNING COMMISSION (1992-1996), GENERAL ECONOMICS DIVISION.

Formulated economic policies of the Government of Bangladesh.

CHAIRMAN, BANGLADESH TARIFF COMMISSION (1991).

Architected and reformed the tariff structure of Bangladesh.

ADDITIONAL SECRETARY, ECONOMIC RELATIONS DEPARTMENT (1991) MINISTRY OF FINANCE, GOVERNMENT OF BANGLADESH.

Negotiated foreign grants and loans, specially import financing of oil.

ADDITIONAL SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF FINANCE (1991), GOVERNMENT OF BANGLADESH.

Served as Chairman Board of Directors of Bangladesh Krishi Bank and Investment Corporation of Bangladesh.

MEMBER, DIRECTING STAFF, BANGLADESH PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION TRAINING CENTRE, SAVAR, DHAKA, 1987-89

While on this assignment, also served  amongst others, as:

  • Vice-President, Bangladesh Association for Community Education

  • General Secretary, Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration) Association

  • President, KachuaUpazilla Samity

  • President, ‘Banchte Sekha’- a non-governmental development organization

  • Visited South Korea at the invitation of APDC and KDA and jointly presented a paper in an international seminar on Industrial Development Strategy in South Asia

  • Visited USA as a distinguished visitor from South-East Asia, lectured on Bureaucracy and Development in Third World (sponsored by Department of Public Administration, Penn State University, State College, PA, for the Humphrey Fellows), conferred with the US leaders in field of academics diplomacy, business and finance relating to South Asia

  • Visited Chicago Commodity Exchange Futures Market, and discussed investment problems and prospects with New York’s, Wall Street investment firms, money centers and credit rating agencies

  • Visited Norway and presented a paper entitled Local Government System in Bangladesh: Recent Trends in an international seminar on Government and participation organized by Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen

MANAGING DIRECTOR, BANGLADESH SHILPA BANK (I.E. INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT BANK), 1985-87

While on this assignment, reorganization of the Bank, negotiation of lines of credit from FMO, Netherlands, China National Textile Import Corporation and ADB, retrieving financial discipline and restructuring of portfolio of investments were, amongst others, the specific tasks performed; at the same time, served in addition as:

  • Director, Investment Corporation of Bangladesh

  • Executive Editor, Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy

  • Vice President, Bangladesh Economic Association

  • Member, Investment Board, Government of Bangladesh

  • Convenor, Sub-Committee on Industrial Finance, Ministry of Industry, Government of Bangladesh

  • Member, Committee for Reform of Laws Relating to Banking, Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh

JOINT SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF FINANCE, EXTERNAL RESOURCES DIVISION, 1981-1985

The assignment included:

Mobilization of external resources, monitoring, utilization of development funds, negotiation of specific loans and grants; the middle-eastern countries, Organization of the Islamic Conference and Islamic Development Bank and the socialist countries were specific areas of responsibility; negotiated aid agreements, amongst others with. DANIDA, FINIDA, NORAD, SIDA KFAD, SFD and OPECFID;

Contributed to formation of joint economic commissions with India. Nepal and China; represented Bangladesh in the 8th  session of the Islamic Commission for Economic, Cultural and Social Affairs held at Tripoli in 1982;

While working on this assignment, served, in addition, as:

  • Executive Director, Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah (1982-85) representing Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia and Maldives

  • Director, P. T. Semen Andalas, Banda Achea, Sumatra, Indonesia (a company partly owned by Islamic Development Bank and funded by IFC, SBI etc.)

  • Director, P.T. SumatexSubur, Jakarta, Indonesia ( a company partly owned by Islamic Development Bank and funded by CDC and others)

  • Director, Bangladesh Shilpa Rin Sangstha

  • Member, Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board

  • Director, International Finance Investment and Commerce Bank Ltd.

  • Member-Secretary, Land Reform Committee, Government of Bangladesh (1983-84)

  • Secretary, Committee for Evaluation of Bangladesh Missions Abroad (1984)

  • Member, Dhaka University Senate

  • Life Member, Bengali Academy, Dhaka

  • President, AlaktakChala Chitra Sangsad, Dhaka

  • Member, Panel of Economists (Third Five Year Plan of Bangladesh)

  • Visited, amongst others, Scandinavian countries, USSR, China and Middle-Eastern counties.

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, JESSORE, 1976-79

The assignment included collection of land revenue, maintenance of records of rights on lands and law and order, coordination of all development projects and supervision of all local government institutions within the district; organized the local people in digging the Ulashi-Jadunathpur canal on self-help basis, formulated and implemented the UJ Pilot project of integrated rural development  which was accepted by the government in principle as a model for rural development; set up over 50 primary schools, six high schools and other local institution on self-help basis; was the Chairman of Zilla Board, district coordination committee and member of the Khulna Divisional Development Board;  expanded use of HYV seeds and irrigation by deep tube-wells, shallow tube-wells and power pumps; supervised distribution and utilization of credit for development of agriculture and small and cottage industries

LED UNCDF  PROJECT IDENTIFICATION MISSION TO UGANDA IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH, 1980

The project report on economic rehabilitation of the post-Idi Amin period was endorsed and accepted by Resident Representative, UNDP, Kampala and UNCDF, New York

DEPUTY SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF FINANCE EXTERNAL RESOURCE DIVISION, 1980-81

In this capacity, negotiated external assistance and monitored use of foreign loans and grants; attended the seventh session of the Islamic Commission for Economic, Cultural & Social Affairs

DEPUTY SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF FINANCE, GOVERNMENT OF BANGLADESH, 1971-74

This assignment called for management of development finance, participation in formulation of development policies and budgets specially in fields covered by all autonomous bodies and public corporations and keeping watch over their finance and arranging financial supports where needed; in addition served as Director/Member of the following Corporations/Organizations/public enterprises;

  • Director, Bangladesh Fisheries Development Corporation

  • Director, Bangladesh Forest Industrial Development Corporation

  • Director, Bangladesh Services Ltd. (owning Hotel Inter Continental, Dhaka)

  • Director, Asbestos Cement Industries, Bangladesh

  • Member, Board of Trustees, SenakalyanSangstha, Bangladesh

  • Member, Malaria Eradication Board, Bangladesh

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS AFTER INDEPENDENCE

In addition to normal assignment, the following special assignments were given by the Government of Bangladesh immediately after Liberation:

  • Member-Secretary, Civil Administration Restoration Committee; this Committee under the chairmanship of Mr. M. M. Zaman, Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh, recommended measures for establishment and strengthening of civil administrative machinery and organization of ministries and departments under the Government of Bangladesh; the actual set-up of the new Government as organized in the light of the report of this committee;

  • Member: Committee for Organization of Industrial Finance & Institutions in Bangladesh, 1972;

  • Member: Committee for Reorganization of Ministry of Commerce, Government of Bangladesh, 1973;

  • Member-Secretary: Standing Committee on Staffing Pattern; this Committee under the Chairmanship of Establishment Secretary examined and delineated organization and structural pattern of various offices and organizations of the Government of Bangladesh from 1972 through 1974;

  • Went to Japan along with Principal Secretary to Prime Minister to study the Japanese system of administration and report on its adaptability in Bangladesh; the report was submitted to the Prime Minister.

  • Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mymensingh. Chairman, Mymensingh Municipal Committee & Member, District Council. Mymensingh, 1971

  • Colonization Officer & Additional Deputy Commissioner, Noakhali, Chairman, Noakhali Municipal Committee and member, District Council, Noakhali, 1971

  • Deputy Secretary, Department of Education, Government of Sind 1970-71; assignment included organization and staffing of Department of Education on the break-up of one unit of West Pakistan and planning for development of educational administration in general throughout Sind; helped in the establishment of an additional number of Bengali medium schools in Karachi and Golarchi (having Bengali settlers) in Sind and opening of the Bengali Department in the University of Sind

  • Director project (Rural Works Program) & Deputy Secretary to Government of West Pakistan, Basic Democracies, Social Welfare and Local Government Department, 1970; assignment included formulation of projects for rural development, supervision of their implementation and evaluation, and organization of training for employees of the local government institutions

  • Assistant Commissioner, Nowshera, Peshawar, 1969-70; in addition to normal assignment for collection of revenue, maintenance for law order, executed rural water supply projects, established family planning clinics, primary schools and community centers; was Chairman of Nowshera Municipal Committee, member District Council, Peshawar and Chairman of two industrial town committees

  • Assistant Commissioner, Mangla, District Jhelum 1969; sorted out post implementation problems of the Mangla Dam Project

  • Assistant Commissioner, Sujawal, Thatta, Sind, (1969); served, in addition, as Chairman, Sujawal Town Committee, Member, District Council, Thatta; Coordinated the digging of new irrigation and drainage canals in new Golam Muhammad Barrage Area and looked after the welfare of the Bengali settlers in Sind

  • Assistant Commissioner, Peshawar 1968-69

  • Received special training on rural administration and development at Academies for Rural Development, Comilla and Peshawar

  • Sub-Divisional Officer, Naogaon, Rajshahi 1967-68; assignment included collection of land revenue, maintenance of law and order, coordination of development works assigned to various nation building government departments and supervision of local government institutions; during this tenure of office, worked as Chairman, Naogaon Municipal committee, president of Governing Bodies/Managing Committees of two colleges, 58 High schools, Member of Rajshahi District Council and Chairman of nine Thana councils, established a number of educational institutions by organizing local people and successfully introduced for cultivation of Irri rice use of low lift power pumps for winter irrigation, executed and extensive works program for rural development, encouraged establishment of cooperatives, libraries and other welfare institutions

  • Assistant Commissioner, Pabna, Bangladesh, 1966-67; assignment required assisting Deputy Commissioner, inspecting and supervising various government offices, institutions, trial of criminal cases, training in survey and settlement of lands and organization of social welfare activities

  • Civil Service of Pakistan in 1965 (01.11.1965) and received special training in Administration and Economic Development, Law and Jurisprudence, Language, etc.

  • Business Editor, Pakistan Economic Journal, 1964-65

  • Attended all Pakistan Economic Conference held at Peshawar, 1965, as a delegate from the University of Dhaka

  • Assistant Research Director; Bureau of Economic Research, Dhaka University, 1964-65; completed a research project on agricultural credit in Bangladesh; supervised collection, compilation and interpretation of data

  • Senior Lecturer-in-Economics, Dhaka University 1963-65; guided and taught students at both graduate and post-graduate levels

  • Research Economist in Institute of Technical and Economic Consultants, Dhaka 1962-63; completed a number of feasibility studies on industrial projects

  • Part-time journalist attached to Daily Unity, Chittagong 1961-62; contributed commentaries on national and international affairs

AWARDS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Local Government System of Bangladesh: Recent Trends.Muhiudding Khan Alamgir, 1990, Chr.Michelsen Institute, Bergen, Norway

  • Recent Trends in Bangladesh Economy (Bangali). Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Bangladesh journal of Political Economy Vol. 9, No. 3, Dec 1989, Bangladesh Economic Association, Dhaka

  • Public Enterprises and the Financial System in Bangladesh.Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy Vol. 8, No. 1, June, 1988, Bangladesh Economic Association, Dhaka

  • Industrial Evolution and Performance: South Asia and Bangladesh.Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir FaizurRazzaque, published in Strategies for Industrial Development: Concept and Policy Issues Suh Jang-Won (ed), Asian and Pacific Development Centre, Kualalampur, 1989

  • Development Banks in  Bangladesh: Problems and Policies for the Third Five Year Plan. Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Bangladesh Journal of Political Economy Vol. 7, No. 1a, 1985, Bangladesh Economic Association, Dhaka

  • Land Reform in Bangladesh.Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Centre for Social Studies, Dhaka University, 1981

  • Towards Land Reform in Bangladesh.Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Journal of Social Studies, Dhaka, January 1981

  • Development Strategy for Bangladesh.Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Centre for Social Studies, Dhaka University, 1980

  • The UlashiJadunathpur Self-Help Development: A Review.Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Published in Ahmed, Q.K. & Hossain M (Ed) Lessons from Ulashi, Bangladesh, Institute of Development Studies, 1978

  • Participatory Development at the local level in: A case Study of the UlashiJadunathpur Self-Help Canal Digging Project.Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Published in Lisk, Franklyn (ed), Popular Participation in Planning for Basic Needs, ILO, Gower, UK, 1985

  • Rule vs. Discretion in Monetary Policy.Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Bangladesh Bank Bulletin, February 1977

  • Jointly won the National Bank Prize for Literature. 1969, awarded by the (Pakistan) writers Guild for writing a book entitled Mudra Tatta, Banking O AntorjatikBanijyo (Money, Banking and International Trade)

  • UnnayanArthanity, Samasyaya O Samadhan (Reading IN Economics Development).Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Central Bengali Academy, Dhaka

  • Mudra Tata, Banking O AntorjatikBanijyam (Monetary Theory: Banking and Trade).Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir & A.H. Hye, A Text Book for B.A. Hons. Course. Published by Central Board for Development of Bengali, Dhaka.

  • -+ArthanaitikParibhashaKosh (A Collection of Economic Terms). Nurul Islam, M.F. Mohammad, Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, and others. A Collection of Economics Terms in Bengali used in Advanced Courses published by Central Board for Development of Bengali, Dhaka

  • SarkariArthababostha (Public Finance).Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir & Z. Huq. A Text Book for B.A. Hons. Course. Published by Central Board for Development of Bengali, Dhaka

  • Economic Development in China & India: A Comparative Study.Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Dhaka University Studies, Vol. XIII June, 1964

  • Comments On Third Year Plan (made in 12th All Pakistan Economic Conference, Peshawar).Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Pakistan Economic Journal, Vol. XIII, 1965

  • Marketing of Handloom Woven Cloth in East Pakistan.  R. Sobhan&Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Pakistan Economic Journal, Vol. XIII, 1964

  • Productivity of Handloom in East Pakistan: A Case Study. R. Sobhan&Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Pakistan Economic Journal, Vol. XIII, 1963

  • Earnings of Handloom Weavers in East Pakistan. R. Sobhan&Muhiuddin Khan Alamgir, Pakistan Economic Journal, Vol. XIII, 1963

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Chairman, Institute of Integrated Rural Development (IIRD)- NGO working on poverty alleviation
Founding Member of Bangladesh Association for Community Education (BACE)- a NGO working in the field of mass education
President of Bangladesh Economic Association (1987). Life Member of Bangladesh Economic Association.

EDUCATION

1980

1976

M.A. (DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS), BOSTON UNIVERSITY

1976

M.A. (POLITICAL ECONOMY), BOSTON UNIVERSITY

1962

1961

B.A. HONS. (ECONOMICS), DHAKA UNIVERSITY, DHAKA, BANGLADESH

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