The Wage Earners' Welfare Board has suspended its systems analyst (database administrator) Md Saidul Islam over allegations of negligence in duty.
An office order – issued by the board and signed by its Director General Md Hamidur Rahman–confirmed the matter on Tuesday.
The order read that Md Saidul Islam is responsible for maintaining the database of Wage Earners' Welfare Board (WEWB) and also the Bureau of Manpower Employment and Training (BMET).
It further mentioned, "You [Saidul] have disconnected the link between the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and BMET's database server without permission from the authorities, which is misconduct and also against the rules.
"You have shown extreme negligence in performing your duties by abruptly shutting down a running process without permission."
It continued, "You have also ignored a verbal order from the director general asking you to restore the connection between the ERP and the WEWB's database of Bangladeshi diaspora. A show cause notice was served on you, but your explanation on the matter was not satisfactory."
Speaking to The Business Standard, WEWB's Director General Md Hamidur Rahman said, "Saidul Islam was appointed as a system analyst of the WEWB on a temporary basis. He is also performing the duties of a systems analyst in the BMET with our official permission.
"After the departmental investigation, we will make a final decision [about him]. He will get the subsistence allowance during his suspension."
Meanwhile, Saidul Islam said, "Although I am a staff of the Wage Earners' Welfare Board, I have been performing my duties both in the BMET and WEWB as per order of the Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment.
"I did not get sufficient time to reconnect the WEWB's ERP and the server database of the BMET."
Saidul was appointed in 2010 as the staff of WEWB. While visiting the website of the BMET and the WEWB, both organisations mentioned that he is the systems analyst.
DM Atiqur Rahman, director of the BMET IT cell, declined to comment over the matter.
The BMET and the WEWB are two different organisations under the Ministry of Expatriates' Welfare and Overseas Employment.