Md. Habibur Rahman
Secretary, Power Division, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources
Mr. Md. Habibur Rahman, 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. He joined the post of Secretary, Power Division, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources on 12 November 2020. Prior to joining this post, he served as Additional Secretary (Budget-1) in the Finance Division of the Ministry of Finance.
Mr. Md. Habibur Rahman joined Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration cadre) in 1991. He is a 10th batch officer. He started his bright career by joining the Office of Commissioner, Rajshahi Division as Assistant Commissioner. He was later posted to the Deputy Commissioner's Office in Natore and served as Assistant Commissioner till February 1993. He served in the Office of the Commissioner for Refugees, Relief and Repatriation, Cox's Bazar from March 1993 to February 1994. He was posted at the Deputy Commissioner's Office, Habiganj and served as Assistant Commissioner. He served as Assistant Commissioner (Land), Habiganj Sadar from April 1994 to September 1996. He served as Assistant Director of the Anti-Corruption Bureau from October 1996 to November 1996. He then served as an Assignment Officer in the Prime Minister's Office until September 2001. As Senior Assistant Secretary, he served in the Finance Department from January 2003 to September 2005 and in the Ministry of Education from February 2007 to May 2008.
More than 15 years of working experience in the Finance Division is the most significant chapter of his career. He is one of the foremost executives who has played a pioneering role in transforming the budget formulation from the conventional method to the Medium-Term Budget Framework (MTBF). Prior to his promotion to Additional Secretary (Budget-1), he served as Joint Secretary (Budget-1) and Deputy Secretary (Budget-1) and played a central role in the formulation of the national budget for more than a decade. He has been a Budget Specialist in the Financial Management Reform Program and Deepening DMTBF and Strengthening Financial Accountability Project of the Finance Division. He has been imparting training in Public Financial Management related subjects at the Institute of Public Finance and many other training institutes and has played a significant role in forming a Critical Mass of government officials interested in Public Finance.
Md. Habibur Rahman holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Applied Physics and Electronics from the University of Dhaka. He later earned an M.Sc in Economic Development Research and Policy from the University of Birmingham in the UK. He has also received training in Government Budget Management, Public Financial Management, Professional Development and Performance Management in India, Singapore, UK, USA and New Zealand.
He has participated in many seminars, workshops, educational tours and government trips at home and abroad. In 2016, he was awarded the prestigious Public Administration Medal for his significant contribution to public service.
Mr. Md. Habibur Rahman's village home is in Bangakhangram of Laxmipur Sadar upazila of Laxmipur district. In private life, he is married and a proud father of three daughters.