The oath-taking ceremony is scheduled for Sunday at Bangabhaban
Dr Shamsul Alam, a member of Planning Commission's General Economy Division and a senior secretary in the government, is scheduled will take oath as the state minister for planning on Sunday.
When contacted, Dr Alam told UNB that he had been asked to be present at Bangabhaban, the president’s official residence, at 7:30pm on Sunday.
Asked whether he was going to take oath as a state minister, he said: "A summary in this regard was sent to the prime minister from the Cabinet Division yesterday [Thursday], and she signed it. That’s what I know so far."
Sources at the Cabinet Division said he is likely to be the state minister for planning under technocrat quota.