Eastern Times Correspondent, Dhaka, 8 April : Bashudeb Dhar of the Daily Statesman (Kolkata) and Masum Billah (Pratidin Time TV & Daily Eastern Chronicle) have been elected Presiden and General Secretary respectively of the Indian Media Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (IMCAB) for the year 2021-2022.
The other elected office-bearers are: vice president- Layek uzzaman (Daily Din Darpon, Kolkata), joint general secretary- Mir Afroz Zaman (United News of Inida- UNI), treasurer Aminul Hoq Bhuiyan (Daily Uttorbongo Sangbad) and organizing secretary Abu Ali (Daily Amar Asom). Executive members are Quddus Afrad (Daily Anandabazar Patrika, Kolkata), Dip Azad (Times Now TV), Rajib Khan (Zee Akash Media) and Manjur Ahmed Anik ( Daily Ajker Fariad, Agartala). Rafiqul Islam Sabuj, general secretary of outgoing committee of IMCAB will remain as member of the executive committee according to the constitution of the organization.
The election of the executive committee of IMCAB was scheduled to be held on 8 April 2021 in the biennial general meeting . According to election schedule the date of submission of nomination papers was on 3 April. But it was seen that eleven candidates submitted nominations papers for 10 posts, i. e. one candidate for each post. On this ground, Omar Faruk, Member Secretary of the committee formed to run the election declared the candidates elected unopposed.