Secretary, PTD

Mr. Md. Afzal Hossain joined as the Secretary of the Posts and Telecommunications Division on October 4, 2020. Prior to joining this division, he served as the Additional Secretary in the Rural Development and Co-operation Division of the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives.

After completion of his academic education, he started his career as a First Class Probationary Officer of the Arab Bangladesh Bank Ltd. in 1989. He was ranked 1st in the Taxation Cadre and ranked 18th in the combined merit list in the 9th BCS exam and joined the Taxes Department as Assistant Commissioner of Taxes in January 1991. He successfully served the Taxes Department for 17 years in different positions in different Taxes Circle of different Taxes Zones, NBR & Central Intelligence Cell (CIC). During his tenure in Taxes Department (1991-2009), he was awarded 3 (three) times by the National Board of Revenue for his remarkable role in the collection of revenue from internal sources and for detection of huge number of Tax evasion cases.

In 2009 while serving as Additional Commissioner of Taxes (4th grade), he was promoted as Deputy Secretary under Pool Service. After serving a year in the Finance Department, he served for 04 (four) years as Director and Trainer of Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC). During his tenure in BPATC, he severed as Course Director of the Foundation Training Course and the Advanced Course on Administration and Development (ACAD) as well as also served as the Course Coordinator of Senior Staff Course (SSC). During that time he led to organizing various workshops and seminars in home & abroad.

Mr. Md. Afzal Hossain joined the Rural Development and Co-operatives Division as Deputy Secretary in 2014. He continued to serve the Rural Development and Co-operatives Division after being promoted as Joint Secretary in 2015 and as Additional Secretary in 2017. He performed various administrative responsibilities in different departments & directorates under that Division. He also played a vital role in the formulation and reforms of a range of important policies. He served as team leader of the Annual Performance Agreement (APA), National Integrity Strategy (NIS), GRS and Innovation Team of the said Division. During that time, he played a vital role for initiating, implementing and evaluating a number of reform programs and different projects in the subordinate nine departments/agencies. As a member of the Board of Directors he made a significant contribution to the policy making and reforms in 4 (four) organizations under Rural Development and Co-operation Division. He was awarded with the National Integration Strategy (NIS) Award in 2019 for his efficient & transparent delegation of duty in the Rural Development and Co-operation Division.

Being a government official he visited Malaysia, China, Thailand, Singapore, India, Italy, Australia and the United States of America for attending different skill development training. He also participated in number of study tours arranged in Philippines, Sri Lanka, Denmark, France, Germany, Turkey, Monaco, Switzerland and Sweden.

Mr. Md. Afzal Hossain was born in a noble Muslim family in the district of Manikganj. He was successfully completed his B.Com Honours & M. Com degree in Accounting from the University of Dhaka and later on he also obtained his MBA degree with major in Marketing from the same University. In his personal life he is happily married and blessed with a son and two daughters.