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National Regulatory Departments/Bureaus

The government of Bangladesh has various means to ensure the standard of materials, food and services. Different departments and authorities have been entrusted to administer these issues so that the quality and standards of materials, commodities, structures, practices and operations and services are maintained. These departments ensure that through setting standards and implementing rules, regulations and policies from time to time, conforming to the national and international basis relating to these issues. They regulate their own departments being authorities under respective ministries of the government. Some of such important departments and authorities are mentioned below:


Ministry / Department / Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

Directorate General of Drug Administration

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare)

(Aushad Bhavan, Mohakhali, Dhaka-1212)

Title: Director General

E-mail : dgda.gov@gmail.com Web: www.ddabd.org

Tel : 8802 9880803, 9880864, 9880897, 9880924

Summary of Role and Services

Considering the global and local development in the sector over the last two decades, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare updated the National Drug Policy (NDP) in 2005. Repeated assessments have been conducted to improve the capacity of the Directorate-General of Drug Administration (DGDA), to effectively function as National Regulatory Authority (NRA). Moreover, there is Ltd effort to promote rational use of allopathic and effective use of traditional medicines. There is no responsible official body for organizing a national program to promote rational use of drugs.

Currently there is no vaccine production in the private sector in Bangladesh; however, with GOB encouragement and with its own initiative, the private sector has already made substantial investment in developing vaccine production infrastructure.

The missing component that will ensure the production of WHO pre-qualified vaccines and to ensure the production of quality drugs in the country is to have the functional National Regulatory Authority (NRA) with support of National Control Laboratory (NCL) as per WHO recommended standards. Implementation of Institutional Development Plan for NRA and NCL are needed to be immediately taken up as per recommendation of WHO.


Ministry / Department / Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

National Board of Revenue 

Shegun Bagicha, Dhaka-1000.

Title: Chairman

Tel: 0088-02-9348344-08, 8318120-26(Ext.-200) 

Email: chairman@nbr.gov.bd

Private Secretary of The Chairman

Tel: 0088-02- 0392555 (Ext.-201)

Email: kamrul211973@yahoo.com

Income Tax Wing

Title: Member (Tax Admin and Human Resource Management) 

Tel: 48315876

Email: kalipadah@yahoo.com

Title: Member (Tax Appeal and Exemption) 

Tel: 02-8391166

Email: rawshonara123@gmail.com

Customs and VAT Wing

Title: Member (Customs and VAT Admin)

Tel: 02-8391328

Email: saifulcustoms@yahoo.com

Title: First Secretary (Customs & VAT Admin)

Tel: 02-8391570

Email: mizan15115@yahoo.com

Title: Member (Customs, Export, Bond & IT) 

Tel: 02-8391171

Email: sultaniqbal123@yahoo.com

Title: Member (VAT Implimentation & IT) 

Tel: 02-9352005

Email: jamal_rangon@yahoo.com

Summary of Role and Services

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) is the central authority for tax administration in Bangladesh. Administratively, it is under the Internal Resources Division (IRD) of the Ministry of Finance (MoF). MoF has 4 Divisions, namely, the Finance Division the Internal Resources Division (IRD), the Banking Division and the Economic Relations Division (ERD). Each division is headed by a Senior Secretary to the Government. Senior Secretary, IRD is the ex-officio Chairman of NBR. NBR is responsible for formulation and continuous re-appraisal of Revenue-policies and laws in Bangladesh.


Ministry / Department / Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission

Paramanu Bhaban

E-12/A, Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka- 1207, Bangladesh

Title: Chairman

Email: chairman@baec.gov.bd

Web: www.baec.org.bd

Tel: 880-2-9032259 (Direct), 818 18 06 (PA)

Summary of Role and Services

Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC) was established in February 1973 through the promulgation of the Presidential Order 15 of 1973. Since then BAEC has been keeping itself engaged in the planning and development of acquiring nuclear technology for possible peaceful applications in the fields of Food, Agriculture, Health, Industry and Environment ensuring nuclear safety and radiation protection. Accordingly, BAEC has undertaken a good number of R&D programs in its various research establishments and developed indigenous expertise to achieve the cherished goal of self-reliance through national efforts and international cooperation

Radiation Testing & Monitoring Laboratory

Radioactivity Testing and Monitoring Laboratory was set up by the BAEC at Chattogram in 1987. Since then the laboratory has been continuing test of all imported and exportable food stuffs entering through Chattogram Port and giving clearance certificate on the basis of their acceptable radioactivity limits, workplace radiation monitoring, checking of scrap metals for radioactive contamination etc.

Ministry / Department / Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC)

IEB Bhaban (5,6 & 7 floor)

Ramna, Dhaka-1000

Title: Chairman

Email: chairman@btrc.gov.bd

Web: http://www.btrc.gov.bd

Tel: + 880 29558855

Summary of Role and Services

Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) is an independent Commission established under the Bangladesh Telecommunication Act, 2001 (Act no. 18 of 2001) published by the Parliament in the Bangladesh Gazette, extraordinary issue of April 16, 2001. BTRC started functioning from January 31, 2002.

Ministry / Department / Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

Bangladesh Standards & Testing Institution (BSTI)
Maan Bhaban 116/A, Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka-1208

Title: Director General

Email: dg@bsti.gov.bd

Web: http://bsti.portal.gov.bd

Tel: 880 2 8870275

Summary of Role and Services

Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI), the only National Standards body of Bangladesh, is playing an important role in developing and Promoting industrial Standardization. Keeping in view that Standardization, metrology, testing and quality control in the industrial spheres are the basic pre-requisite of the infrastructure necessary for sound economic development of the country, the Government of Bangladesh has established the Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution (BSTI) with the merger of Bangladesh Standards Institution and the Central Testing Laboratories in 1985 through promulgating "The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution Ordinance, 1985(Ordinance XXXVII of 1985)".

The BSTI is a body corporate and its administrative Ministry is the Ministry of Industries.

 The Institution so formed has become member of the International Organization for standardization (ISO) in 1974. At present, BSTI is the Member/Affiliate Member/ Contact Point/ Nodal Point of the following International/Regional Organizations:

  • International Organization for Legal Metrology (OIML)
  • Codex Alimentary Commission (CAC) of FAO/WHO
  • International Electro technical Commission (IEC)
  • Asia Pacific Metrology Program (APMP)
  • Asian Forum for Information Technology (AFIT)
  • ISO Information Network (ISO NET)
  • Standing Group for Standardization, Metrology, Testing and Quality

BSTI's task is to prepare Standards for all articles, products, methods and services. The Institution can bring any product under BSTI's Compulsory Certification marking after approval of the government. A regulation has already been notified by special Regulatory order named BSTI Regulation 1989 for this purpose. The BSTI marks cannot be used under any circumstances by others without approval in advance from BSTI. Only the standards approved and passed by the Institution are called Bangladesh Standards. As a rule, the Bangladesh Standards are voluntary. The compulsoriness of a standard requires of being as Bangladesh one. Compulsory standards are published in the Official Gazette. The authority to which the Institution reports is the Ministry of Industries.

Ministry / Department / Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone

Civil Aviation Authority of Bangleadesh (CAAB)

Headquarter, Kurmitola,

Dhaka-1229, Bangladesh

Title: Chairman

Email: chairman@caab.gov.bd

Web: https://caab.portal.gov.bd/

Tel: 880 2 8901400

Cell: 01708167001

Summary of Role and Services

Civil Aviation Authority, Bangladesh (CAAB) functions as the regulatory body for all aviation related activities in Bangladesh. It is also the aeronautical service provider and is responsible for safe, expeditious and efficient flow of air traffic within the Flight Information Region (FIR) bounded by the International geographic boundary of Bangladesh. This organization is the custodian of all airfields and allied facilities including air navigation facilities.

Aviation activities in independent Bangladesh started in the last week of December 1971. Over the years the infrastructure and facilities were developed. At present, aviation activities are being carried out from 3 international and 5 domestic airports, about 17 air lines are now operating in and out of the country; about 43 States signed bilateral agreements with Bangladesh.


List of Ministries and Divisions

Sl

Ministry/Division

Address


1

Honorable President’s Office


Bangobhaban, Dhaka.

A

Public Division

B

Personal Division


2

Honorable Prime Minister’s Office

Old Parliament Bhaban, Tejgaon, Dhaka.

A

Armed Forces Division

Dhaka Cantonment, Dhaka

B

Cabinet Division

Building Number: 1, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka

3

Ministry of Chattogram Hill Tracts Affairs

Building Number: 4, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.

4

Ministry of Primary and Mass Education

Building Number: 6, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka

5

Ministry of Agriculture

Building Number: 4, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.

6

Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism

Building Number: 6, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.

7

Ministry of Commerce

Building Number: 3, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka


8

Ministry of Road Transport and Bridges

Building Number: 7, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka

A

Road Transport and Highways Division

Building Number: 7, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.

B

Bridges Division

Bridges Bhaban, New Airport Road, Banani, Dhaka.

9

Ministry of Cultural Affairs

Building Number: 6, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.

10

Ministry of Defence

Ganobhabon Complex, Shere Bangla Nagar, Dhaka

11

Ministry of Food

Building Number: 4, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.


12

Ministry of Education

Building Number: 6, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.

A

Secondary and Higher Education Div

Building Number: 6, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.

B

Technical and Madrasha Education Div

Building Number: 6, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.


13

Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources

Building Number: 6, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka

A

Power Division

B

Energy and Mineral Resources Division

14

Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change

Building Number: 6, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka


15

Ministry of Public Administration

Building Number:1, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka

A

Bangladesh Public Service Commission Secretariat

Old Air Port Building, Tejgaon, Dhaka.

16

Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock

Building Number: 6, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.



17

Ministry of Finance

Building Number: 7, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.

A

Finance Division

Building Number: 7, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.

B

Economic Relations Division

Block Number: 8, Shere Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207

C

Internal Resources Division

Building Number: 6, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.

D

Financial Institutions Division

Building Number: 7, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.

18

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Segun Bagicha, Dhaka.


19

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare


Building Number: 3, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.


A

Health Services Division

B

Medical Education and Family Welfare Division


20

Ministry of Home Affairs


Building Number: 8, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.

A

Public Security Division

B

Security Services Division

21

Ministry of Housing and Public Works

Building Number: 5, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.

22

Ministry of Industries

91, Motijhel C/A, Dhaka.

23

Ministry of Information

Building Number: 4, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka

24

Ministry of Textiles and Jute

Building Number: 6, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.

25

Ministry of Labour & Employment

Building Number: 7, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka



26

Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs

Building Number: 4, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.

A

Law and Justice Division

B

Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs Division

C

Bangladesh Parliament Secretariat

Shere Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207.

27

Ministry of Land

Building Number: 4, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.



28

Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Co-operatives



Building Number: 7, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.


A

Local Government Division

B

Rural Development and Co-operatives Division



29

Ministry of Planning

Planning Commission Campus, Sher-e- Bangla Nagor, Dhaka, Bangladesh

A

Planning Division

Block Number: 4, Shere Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207

B

Statistics and Informatics Division

Statistics Building, E-27/A, Agargaon, Dhaka.

C

Implementation Monitoring & Evaluation Division

Block Number: 12, Shere Bangla Nagar, Dhaka.


30

Ministry of Posts, Telecommunications and Information Technology

Building Number: 7, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.

A

Posts and Telecommunications Division

Building Number: 7, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka

B

Information & Communication Technology Division

Bangladesh Computer Council (BCC), Bhaban [Level-5], Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka-1207

31

Ministry of Religious Affairs

Building Number: 8, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka

32

Ministry of Shipping

Building Number: 6, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.

33

Ministry of Social Welfare

Building Number: 6, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.

34

Ministry of Women and Children Affairs

Building Number: 6, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka

35

Ministry of Water Resources

Building Number: 7, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka

36

Ministry of Youth and Sports

Building Number: 7, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.

37

Ministry of Liberation War Affairs

Govt. Transport Pool Bhaban, Bd. Secretariat Link Road, Dhaka.

38

Ministry of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment

71-72, Old Elephant Road, Escarton Garden, Probashi Kalyan Bhaban, Dhaka

39

Ministry of Railways

Rail Bhaban, 16 Abdul Gani Road, Dhaka.

40

Ministry of Science and Technology             

Building Number: 6, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.

41

Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief

Building Number: 4, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.


Details of Different Ministries

Full details along with contact list and other details of Ministers and Other Officers are shown at Art numbers 4.1.1 to 4.1.20.