The first secretary couple of Bangladesh, Faizur Rahman Chowdhury and Nasima Begum
A couple was posted as Secretary, the highest place of the administration, for first time in the history of Bangladesh. Mr. Md. Foyjur rahman choudhury (Bengali: মোঃ ফয়জুর রহমান চৌধুরী), one of the couple has serving as the secretary of DUDOK (দুদক-দুর্নীতি দমন কমিশন) or Durniti Domon Commission (Anti corruption commission) since 01st March 2010 while another one of the couple, Mrs. Nasima begum (Bengali: নাসিমা বেগম) is serving as the acting secretary of Social welfare ministry. Foyjur rahman has been working as full-time secretary since 2013 and Nasima begum got her appointment on 8th January 2014 (Wednesday).
Nasima begum was working as Deputy Director in social welfare department earlier before prompting to the post of Secretary. Both of them were joined as magistrate in admin cadre in Comilla district in 1983. The couple has two sons in their personal life.
Mr. Rahman was born on 16th December 1959 in Mohonganj sub-district in Netrokona district. He is the son of Late Mr. Sydur rahman choudhury Atika khatun choudhury. He had completed his SSC certification from Railway Govt. high school of Mymensingh sadar and HSC certification from Ananda mohon Govt. college of Mymensingh. He had earned his degree in LLB (Honor’s) and LLM from Dhaka University in 1981 and 1982 respectively.
Mrs. Nasima was born on 10th January 1960 in Munshiganj district in Bangladesh. She had completed her Hon’s and Masters Degree from the University of Dhaka in Islamic History and Culture. She had joined to Bangladesh Civil Service on 3rd April, 1983 as Assistant Commissioner and Magistrate. Out of 30 years of service she served 19 years in the Field Administration and rest of the time in different Ministries and Organizations. She was promoted to Deputy Secretary to the government and posted as Secretary, Bangladesh Freedom Fighter’s Welfare Trust under the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs on 10th February 2003. She served as Deputy Secretary in the Local Government Division and Ministry of Public Administration (Erstwhile Ministry of Establishment) then. She was promoted to Joint Secretary on 19th February 2009 and posted in the Ministry of Social Welfare. She has completed National Defense Course (NDC) in 2011. She was promoted to Additional Secretary on 8th February 2012 and posted as Director General, Department of Social Services. She has appointed as Secretary-in-charge of the Ministry of Social Welfare on 08th January 2014. She was promoted to Secretary and has been serving as Secretary of the Ministry of Social Welfare (MoSW) since 07th August 2014. The couple is blessed with two sons Syed Ahmed Chowdhury (Nasif) and Fahim Ahmed Chowdhury (Nayeem) in their personal life.
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