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New cabinet to discuss six agendas in first meeting on Monday

On Jan 7, Sheikh Hasina took oath as prime minister of Bangladesh for a third consecutive term

Update : 20 Jan 2019, 10:21 PM

The Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina-led cabinet is set for its first meeting on Monday (Jan 21), 2 days after swearing in.

The Awami League has formed a government for a third time after a landslide victory in the 11th general election held on Dec 30.

On Jan 7, Sheikh Hasina took oath as prime minister of Bangladesh for a third consecutive term.

This is Sheikh Hasina’s fourth term as prime minister.

She is leading a cabinet of 24 ministers, 19 ministers of state, and three deputy ministers.

The meeting will be held at 10am at the Prime Minister’s Office in Tejgaon, Dhaka.

Cabinet Secretary Mohammad Shafiul Alam will brief the media at the Secretariat after the meeting.

According to sources at the Cabinet Division, the first cabinet meeting will discuss six issues, including the president’s speech on the maiden session of the 11th National Parliament on January 30.

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The council of ministers will discuss the drafts of three laws: the Representation of the People’s Order (Amendment), Brick Manufacturing and Brick Kilns Establishment (Control) Act (Amendment), and the National Social Welfare Council Act.

The cabinet is also expected to give its initial okay to the Bangladesh Industrial and Technical Assistance Centre Act as well as the draft for the National Work Plan for the Disabled.

The prime minister has formed a cabinet of 47 members. Of them, 24 ministers are new to the cabinet.

Sheikh Hasina has brought back only three members who had served in her previous cabinet.

Two ministers of state have now been promoted to the rank of full ministers.

Of the 19 appointed as ministers of state, all but three are new. Three new faces are also entering the cabinet as deputy ministers.

Sheikh Hasina’s new administration has dropped 34 members of the previous cabinet.

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