Mr. Subir Kishore Chowdhury, an officer of Bangladesh Civil Service ’84 batch, joined as Secretary of Information and Communication Technology Division on August 13, 2017. He had been working as Secretary in charge prior to his promotion. Before that he had been working as additional Secretary (APD) in the Ministry of Public Administration. He is well known for his skill and performance in the field of Human Resource Planning and Management.
As a member of Bangladesh Civil Service (administration) cadre Mr. Subir Kishore Chowdhury started his career in the civil service as an Assistant Commissioner in the month of January, 1986. He served as Assistant Commissioner (Land), Nejarot Deputy Collector, Upazila Nirbahi Officer, Municipal Chief Executive Officer in the field administration. Then he moved to the secretariat and served as Senior Assistant Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Joint secretary and additional Secretary in the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock, Food and Disaster Management, and Ministry of Public Administration. He also served as Director of NGO affairs Bureau under the Prime Minister’s Office. He gathered higher experience working as the chief of CPT and APD wing of the Ministry of Public Administration.
Mr. Chowdhury earned his Bachelor Degree with honours in Botany and Master’s Degree in Government and Politics. He completed all essential training course necessary for service including Foundation Training Course, Law and Administration Course, Survey and settlement Course, Land Administration Training Course, BMA training, Advanced Course on Administration and Development, and Managing at the Top Course. Moreover, he participated several short training programme both at home and abroad, particularly in Cambodia, China, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Vietnam. He attended several seminars and workshops on various issues in Belgium, China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United States of America, Uganda, and Vietnam. He also travelled to Germany, Nepal, Qatar, Turkey, and, United Arab Emirates.
An ingenious Choudhury has carved the sign of innovativeness at all stages of his service career. Quality education, creation of self-employment for the ultra-poor, establishment of music school and public library to satisfy the aesthetic need of the local people at sub-district level using limited local resources are some of the notable works of his diverse activities.
He took initiatives for the capacity development of public officials through training in foreign reputed training institutes. His successful initiatives resulted in signing of Memorandum of Understanding with the reputed training institutes of India, Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam. The current flow of training of public officials in foreign training institutes is the result of his tireless efforts. He also worked at the back end on collaborative activities with some foreign reputed universities to create opportunities for higher education of public officials at a cheaper cost. He successfully negotiated with the High Commission of India for the inclusion of District Magistrates and Divisional Commissioners in the Mid-career Training Programme at Mussorie. He contributed to set the wheels of Public Administration Award in motion for the first time in the country. He pioneered the re-engineering of business process at a limited array in the CPT and APD wing of the Ministry of Public Administration.
Mr. Choudhury was born in a respectable family of Charpara village of Ishwargonj Upazila under Mymensing district in 1962. He is the second son of late Ramendra Kishore Choudhury and Sadhana Choudhury. He is married to Manashi Chakraborty, and is blessed with one son and a daughter.