Md. Habibur Rahman, BPAA
Senior Secretary, Power Division, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources
Mr. Md. Habibur Rahman BPAA, Senior Secretary, Power Division, joined as the Chairman of North-West Power Generation Company Ltd. on 18 May 2021. He is the Convener of the Administrative Affairs Committee of the Company. Prior to joining this post, he served as Additional Secretary (Budget-1) in the Finance Division of the Ministry of Finance.
Mr. Rahman joined the Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration) cadre in 1991 and belongs to the 10th batch. He started his career as an Assistant Commissioner in office of the Divisional Commissioner Rajshahi and subsequently posted at the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Natore and worked there as an Assistant Commissioner till February’93. Then he worked in the Refugee, Relief and Repatriation Commission at Cox’s Bazar from March’93 to February’94. He was posted in the O ce of the Deputy Commissioner Habiganj and went on to work as Assistant Commissioner (land) in Habiganj Sadar from April’94 to September’96. There after he worked as Assistant Director in the Bureau of Anti-Corruption from October’96 to November’98. Afterwards he was appointed as Assignment office in the Prime Minister’s office and worked there till September’01. As Senior Assistant Secretary he worked at Finance Division from January’03 to September’05 and at Ministry of Education from February’06 to May’07.
The high point of his career has been his long stint of more than fifteen years in the Finance Division. He was one of the early bunches of officers who steered the transition from traditional method of budget making to the Medium-Term Budget Framework (MTBF). There, he worked as Deputy Secretary (Budget-1), Joint Secretary (Budget-1) before eventually being elevated to the position of Additional Secretary (Budget-1) and was the lynchpin of national budget preparation for more than a decade. He was also a Budget Specialist in the Financial Management Reform Programme and Deepening DMTBF and Strengthening Financial Accountability Project of the Finance Division. He has been teaching all areas pertaining to Public Financial Management at the Institute of Public Finance and most other training institutes and has been instrumental in developing a critical mass of Civil Servants steeped in Public Finance.
Mr. Rahman earned his BSc. and MSc. in Applied Physics and Electronics from the University of Dhaka. He holds another Master’s degree in Economic Development Policy and Research from the University of Birmingham, UK. He also received training on Government Budget Management, Public Financial Management, Professional Development and Performance Management from India, Singapore, USA, UK and New Zealand. In addition, he attended numerous seminars, workshops, study tours and official visits at home and abroad. Mr. Rahman is a recipient of the prestigious Public Administration Award of 2017 for his outstanding contribution to public sector.
Mr. Rahman hails from Bangakha village of Lakshmipur Sadar Upazila of Lakshmipur District. He is married and blessed with three daughters.