Health Services Division Secretary Md Asadul Islam has been transferred to the Planning Division as its secretary.
He will be replaced by Md Abdul Mannan (secretary), chairman of Land Reforms Board, said the Ministry of Public Administration in an order on Thursday, according to media reports.
Amid the criticism over the handling of the coronavirus outbreak, the word was for quite a few days that Mr Islam would be replaced by Mr Mannan, with the latter receiving congratulations on social media.
Meanwhile, three additional secretaries have been promoted to the rank of secretary.
They are Barishal Divisional Commissioner Md Yasin Chowdhury, BCS Administration Academy Member Directing Staff Mst Asia Khatoon and Ministry of Housing and Public Works' Md Yakub Ali Patwary.
Of them, Mr Chowdhury has been made secretary of Statistics and Informatics Division, Mrs Khatun secretary of Bangladesh Public Service Commission and Mr Patwary chairman of Land Reforms Board.