Biography of Justice Muhammed Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed
Chairman, Bangladesh Press Council
Justice Muhammad Mamtaz Uddin Ahmed son of late Aftab Uddin Ahmed was born on 31-12-1944 at the village Rampur, PS: Burichang, District: Comilla. He obtained Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Dhaka and also obtained degree of Bachelor of Law and Literature (LLB), from the same University.
Enrolled as an Advocate of the District Court, the High Court Division and the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on 26.06.1973, 09.06.1982 and May 1999 respectively.
Appointed as Deputy Attorney General for Bangladesh, in 1996.
Elevated as An Additional Judge of the High Court Division on 24.10.1999 and also appointed as ‘Judge’ of the same Division on 25.03.2009.
Thereafter, Hon’ble President of Bangladesh having been satisfied with the extraordinary services as a Judge of the High Court Division had appointed as a `Judge’ of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh on 16.05.2011 and took oath accordingly.
He retired from the Appellate Division on 31.12.2011. Almost all the judgments of both the Divisions of the Supreme Court were published in the Law Journals of Bangladesh.
At present working as the Chairman of Bangladesh Press Council.
He participated as a Freedom Fighter in the War of Liberation in 1971. He also participated in the World Youth Conference, in 1973. He visited China in 1997 with the government delegation as Deputy Attorney General to acquaint with the Laws and Legal system of China.
Received Medals for special contribution towards Judiciary:
- Ø ‘Sher-E-Bangla A. K. Fazlul Haque Gold Medal’ 2014 from ‘United Movements for Human Rights’.
- Ø ‘Ishwar Chandra Biddahwa Sagar Gold Medal’ 2014 from “Smritite 71 Sangsritic Songsod”.
- Ø ‘Gyaan Taposh Dr. Mohammad Shahidullah Medal’ 2014 from “Aloy Vubon Vora, Dhaka.”
- Ø ‘Major Goni Gold Medal’ 2011 from Major Goni Smriti Parishad.
- Ø Advisor, Greater Comilla Association at Dhaka.
- Ø Alternative Trustee, Justice Amin Ahmed Trust, Dhanmondi, Dhaka.
- Ø Elected as Advisor, Bangladesh-India Friendship Society.
- Ø Founder, Rampur Community Clinic Centre, Comilla.
- Ø President, Rampur Bitur Mamur Jame Mosque, Rampur, Comilla.
- Ø Member, Mosjid-Ut-Taqwa Society, Dhanmondi.
v Visited China, Hongkong, India, Nepal, East Berlin in 1973, Singapore, Australia, Saudi Arabia and United Kingdom.
Spouse : Khairun Nessa Ahmed
2 Sons :
v Minhaz Uddin Ahmed
Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Australia.
v Barrister Muntasir Uddin Ahmed
Practising in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh.
Short profile of Mr. Md. Shah Alam
Secretary of Bangladesh Press Council
Mr. Md. Shah Alam, Secretary, Bangladesh Press Council was born in Kotchandpur Upazila under Jhenaidah district in the year of 1963. He obtained his honors and masters degree in Sociology from Dhaka University. After that he joined in Bangladesh civil service in 1991. He commanded Ansar & VDP forces in 4 districts including Dhaka District & 3 battalions in hill & plain areas of Bangladesh. He conducted vocational training as commandant of VTC (Vocational Training Center), Kalakopa, Dhaka. He led his battalion guarding oil and gas explorer Company at Semutang Gas Field, Khagrachhari in 1997-1998. Then he was promoted to the post of Deputy Secretary in 15 December 2010 & served under different Ministries in different capacities. He was the raising deputy director of Department of National Consumers Right Protection (DNCRP).
He completed Managing at the Top-2 (MATT-2), advanced course on Administration & Management (ACAD) & Senior staff course (SSC) from Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) & Post Graduate Diploma in Development planning (PGDDP) from NAPD. He also participated in training entitled “Critical Incident Management” in USA in 2002, “Procurement training program for Joint Secretaries” from ITC-ILO, Italy in 2016 & “Training on Managers Program” in Singapore in 2017.
He joined in Bangladesh Press Council as Secretary in October 2018. He is married & blessed with a daughter & a son.