Writ challenging reappointment of WASA MD rejected...

Dhaka, Monday   26 October 2020

Writ challenging reappointment of WASA MD rejected

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 02:18 PM, 18 October 2020   Updated: 06:16 PM, 18 October 2020

Taqsem A Khan

Taqsem A Khan

The High Court rejected the writ petition that challenged the legality of the process for reappointing Taqsem A Khan to the post of managing director (MD) of Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa). 

The HC bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam handed down the verdict on Sunday. 

Advocate Tanvir Ahmed appeared for the writ petition in the court while Deputy Attorney General Nur-us Sadiq represented the state. 

Earlier on Wednesday, the same bench fixed today after concluding hearing on the matter. 

On September 24, former additional chief engineer of Bangladesh Water Development Board Khandker Monjur Morshed submitted the writ petition to the HC. In the petition, he prayed to the HC to stay the proposal for extending the tenure of Taqsem as Wasa MD by three more years.  

In a virtual meeting on September 19, the board of Dhaka Wasa made the recommendation to reappoint Taqsem as its managing director. Later on October 1, Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development & Co-operatives reappointed Taqsem as the Dhaka Wasa managing director. He has been serving the post since 2009.