Cabinet of Bangladesh

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The Cabinet of Bangladesh (Bengali: Bangladesh member of parlamentBānglādēśēr Mantrisabhā) is the chief executive body of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. The Cabinet is the collective decision-making body of the entire government under the Office of the Prime Minister, composed of the Prime Minister and some 25 Cabinet Ministers, and State Ministers.


Ministers of the government, according to the Constitution of Bangladesh, are selected primarily from the elected members of House of Nation, also known as Jatiya Sangsad. Cabinet Ministers are heads of government departments, mostly with the office of the "Minister of [department, e.g. Defence]". The collective co-ordinating function of the Cabinet is reinforced by the statutory position that all the Ministers jointly hold the same office, and can exercise the same powers. The Cabinet is the ultimate decision-making body of the executive within the parliamentary system of government in traditional constitutional theory of Bangladesh. This interpretation was originally put across in the work of the Bangladesh constitution in 1972. The political and decision-making authority of the cabinet has been gradually increased over the last few decades, with some claiming its role has been usurped by a "Prime Ministerial" (i.e. more "presidential") government.[2]

The Cabinet is the executive committee of The Prime Minister's Office, a historic body which has legislative, judicial and executive functions, and whose large membership does include member(s) of the Opposition or Coalition. Its decisions are generally implemented either under the existing powers of individual government departments, or by the Cabinet Secretary.

Council of Ministers[edit]

The most influential part of the executive of the Bangladesh government are the ministries.[1] A ministry headed by minister or minister of state shall be responsible for conducting the business of his Ministry/Division in the Parliament unless otherwise directed by the Prime Minister. The Secretary is the administrative head of a ministry or division, assisted by Additional Secretary, Joint Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Senior Assistant Secretary and Assistant Secretary. Few ministries are consisted of more than one divisions.


Officials Incumbent Title Secretariat and Executive offices State Minister and Deputy Minister
Sheikh Hasina Prime Minister Ministry of Public Administration
Cabinet Division
Ministry of Defence
Armed Forces Division
Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources
Ismat Ara Sadeq (Public Administration)
Nasrul Hamid (Power, Energy & Mineral Resources)
Abul Maal Abdul Muhith Minister Ministry of Finance
Finance Division
Economic Relations Division
Internal Resources Division
MA Mannan
Begum Matia Chowdhury Minister Agriculture
Vacant Minister Ministry of Home Affairs Asaduzzaman Khan
Emaz Uddin Pramanik Minister Ministry of Textiles and Jute Mirza Azam
Barrister Anisul Haque Minister Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs
Mustafa Kamal Minister Planning
Planning Division
vacant Minister Information & Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Polok
Syed Ashraful Islam Minister Local Government and Rural Development & Co-operatives
Local Govt. Division
Rural Development & Co-operatives Division
Jahangir Kabir Nanak
Mujibul Haque Chunnu Minister Labour and Employment Md. Mojibul Haque Chunnu
Khandaker Mosharraf Hossain Minister Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment
Anwar Hossain Manju Minister Environment and Forest
Shamshur Rahaman Sherif Minister Land Saifuzzaman Chowdhury
Asaduzzaman Noor Minister Cultural Affairs
Syed Mohsin Ali Minister Social Welfare Promod Mankin
Amir Hossain Amu Minister Industries
Anisul Islam Mahmud Minister Water Resources Muhammad Nazrul Islam
Abdullah Al Islam Jacob ( Deputy Minister )
Rashed Khan Menon Minister Civil Aviation and Tourism
Tofael Ahmed Minister Commerce
Obaidul Quader Minister Ministry of Road Transport and Bridge
Roads Division
Bridge Division
Mofazzal Hossain Chowdhury Maya Minister Disaster Management and Relief
Mustafizur Rahman Minister Primary and Mass Education
Mohammed Nasim Minister Health and Family Planning Jahid Malek Swapan
Abul Hasan Mahmood Ali Minister Ministry of Foreign Affairs Shahriar Alam
Nurul Islam Nahid Minister Ministry of Education
Mohammed Sayedul Haque Minister Fisheries and Livestock Narayan Chandra Chan
Shahjahan Khan Minister Shipping
Hasanul Haq Inu Minister Information
Mujibul Haq Mujib Minister Railways
Mosharraf Hossain Minister Housing and Public Works
Akm Mojammel Haque Minister Liberation War
Motiur Rahman Minister Religious Affairs


Ministers of State (Independent Charges)[edit]

Officials Incumbent Title Secretariat and Executive offices Deputy Minister
Yeafesh Osman Minister of State Ministry of Science and Technology
Bir Bahadur Ushwe Sing Minister of State Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs
Biren Sikder Minister of State Youth and Sports Arif Khan Joy
Meher Afroze Minister of State Women & Children Affairs