Bangladesh Inland Water Transport and Corporation(BIWTC) authority has temporarily suspended an officer Sunday for not wearing a mask while attending a program with the State Minister for Shipping Khalid Mahmud Chowdhury.
BIWTC ordered the suspension of naval officer Md Jakir Hossain in an office notification issued today.
The violation occurred on July 15 during the inauguration two ferries, Kadam and Kunjalata, by the state minister at Shimulia ferry terminal.
All other officials of BIWTA and BIWTC except Zakir were seen maintaining health guidelines, said the notice.
The flouting of health safety rule was spotted in a photo published by Somoy TV.
By not wearing mask Zakir the minister, chairman of the organization, special guests and everyone present at the program at risk, which is tantamount to defying government’s order and goes against the discipline of government service, said the notice.