Jashore, Rajshahi education boards' chairmen made OSDs
Published : Tuesday, 23 November, 2021 at 10:09 PM Count : 721
Jashore Education Board Chairman Prof Mollah Amir Hossain and Secretary Prof AMH Ali R Reza have been made officers on special duty (OSDs) for their alleged involvement in corruption.
They were made OSDs in an order issued by the Ministry of Education on Tuesday evening. The order was signed by Education Ministry's joint secretary Dr Srikanta Kumar Chandra.
Besides, the Secondary and Higher Education Division also made Rajshahi Education Board Chairman Makbul Hossain OSD for his failure to maintain departmental discipline.
College Inspector of Rajshahi Education Board Habibur Rhaman was made board's chairman while Jashore Government Mahila College Principal Ahsan Habib was made chairman of Jashore Education Board.
It is learnt that embezzlement of some Tk 7 crore from a bank account of Jashore education board in the last five years was detected during an internal audit on October 7 last.
The internal audit of the education board found that about Tk 7 crore was withdrawn from its account through 36 cheques containing the signatures of the board chairman and secretary. The cheques were issued to 10 business outlets and three board officials.
The education board's College Inspector KM Rabbani, who led a five-member committee to probe the embezzlement, said the money was misappropriated through five different banks.
The education board on October 10 filed a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in Jashore.
Later, the ACC filed a case accusing the education board chairman, secretary and others.