Junayed Ahmed Palak took oath of office with the rest of the Cabinet members on Monday (Jan 07).
Palak has been handed with the state minister’s portfolio for the Division of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the second time in a row.
Earlier on January 03, Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath to Palak, among the newly-elected members of parliament (MPs), at the Oath Room of the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.
Palak reached his office riding on a motorbike on Tuesday (Jan 8) on his first working day. He had a 12pm meeting to catch at his ministry but was stuck in traffic, which compelled him to take a bike to work.
“He surprised everybody by reaching the office in time,” according to his office statement.
Before making it to the view-exchange with his staff at the ICT Tower, Palak visited the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum at Dhanmondi and the National Memorial at Savar with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and other cabinet colleagues.
The new ministers took oath of office headed by Hasina who began her party’s third term in government on Monday after sweeping the results of the 11th parliamentary election.
Unlike his many senior colleagues from the previous cabinet, Palak retained his portfolio as state minister