Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN) – The government-formed search committee for appointing a deputy governor of the Bangladesh Bank (BB) will prepare a short-list from 22 applicants in line with the recruitment circular shortly.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the committee, held at the central bank headquarters in Dhaka on Monday with its convener and Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) Chairman Qazi Kholiquzzaman Ahmad in the chair.

The committee will prepare a short-list from the applicants for interview that will be held shortly, according to the meeting sources.

The committee will prepare the short-list of candidates considering the criteria, as mentioned in the circular. It was published by the Financial Institutions Division (FID) of the Ministry of Finance on October 04, to hire the BB deputy governor, they added.

Earlier, the FID had earlier formed the five-member search committee to select the deputy governor. A total of 19 senior bankers along with three professionals applied for the post.

Currently, two deputy governors are working in the central bank against the maximum of four posts.