Principal Staff Officer (Bangladesh)
|Principal Staff Officer of Armed Forces Division|
|Bangladesh Armed Forces|
|Reports to||Prime Minister of Bangladesh|
|Appointer||Prime Minister of Bangladesh|
|Term length||No fixed term as known.|
The Principal Staff Officer, abbreviated as PSO, is the head of the Armed Forces Division in Bangladesh. It is currently held by a three-star rank lieutenant general. The current PSO Lt. General Md Mahfuzur Rahman was appointed in February 2016.
Role & Functions
The Principal Staff Officer is the head of Armed Forces Division, which is part of the Prime Minister's Office. He is assisted by a PS (acting PSO) & five departmental heads each one star rank military officer from Bangladesh Armed Forces.
Under the direct supervision and guidance of the Prime Minister he has the authority, direction, and control over all operational and administrative services. He also, as per government notification, performs the duties of a full-fledged Secretary with full administrative and financial authority as that of a Secretary in any other Division / Ministry.
|№||Principal Staff Officer||Took office||Left office||Time in office|
Shubid Ali Bhuiyan
A. I. M. Mostofa Reza Nur PSC
Jahangir Alam Chowdhury Ndc, PSC
|2006||June 2007||0–1 years|
Masud Uddin Chowdhury NDU, PSC
|June 2007||2 June 2008||1 year|
Md Abdul Mubeen Ndc, psc
|4 June 2008||12 June 2009||1 year, 8 days|
Abdul Wadud Ndc, psc
|13 June 2009||1 January 2013||3 years, 203 days|
Shafiul Huq Ndc, psc
|1 January 2013||24 June 2015||2 years, 174 days|
Moinul Islam Afwc, psc
|1 July 2015||31 January 2016||214 days|
Md Mahfuzur Rahman rcds, ndc, afwc, psc, PhD
|1 February 2016||Incumbent||3 years, 138 days|
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