Home ministry to be divided into two-division soon

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Dhaka, June 1: The home ministry is likely to be divided into two divisions soon by the government, according to a letter of Ministry of Public Administration.

The public administration ministry on Wednesday sent a letter to the home ministry in this regard.

As per letter, the proposed two divisions are – Public Security Division and Security Services Division.

The decision was taken to reduce the workload, according to sources.

A total of 493 officials and employees will be working in the two divisions.

Bangladesh Police, Border Guard Bangladesh, Bangladesh Ansar and Village Defence Force, Coast Guard and International Crimes Tribual will be under the Public Security Division.

The Directorate of Immigration and Passport, Directorate of Prisons, Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence, Directorate of Narcotic Control and National Telecommunication Monitoring Centre will be placed under the Interior Services Protection Division.

A total of 163 posts have been created in Public Security Division while 243 posts in Security Services Division.

In the letter addressed to the senior secretary of home ministry it was said that all formalities of splitting the ministry, including having permission from the finance department, have to be completed and approved by secretarial committee on administrative development and the prime minister.

Two secretaries will be in charge of the two divisions after the procedure is completed.

It has long been under discussion that the ministry would be divided, and the decision has been finally made.

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