(Jan. 2, 2008) The caretaker government of Bangladesh dropped four advisors from the Cabinet on January 8 following their submission of resignations. The four advisors are the Law Adviser, the Health Adviser, the Power and Food Adviser, and the Industry Adviser. These advisors are the equivalent of cabinet ministers.
The advisors mentioned to the news reporters that they tendered their resignation "as the government desired." Five members of the current government's eleven-member cabinet have now left since the interim government took charge in January 2007. The Education Advisor resigned on December 26. The Bangladesh Constitution allows ten members of advisers and one chief adviser with the rank and status of prime minister for a caretaker government. Five new advisors were sworn in to the Council on January 9 to fill the vacant positions. (Golam Ahsan Jewel, Bangladesh Caretaker Government Drops 4 Advisors Under the Guise of "Resignation," Bangladesh Journal, January 8, 2008, available at http://www.bangladeshjournal.com/article/Bangladesh/172/.)