Mr. Masud Ahmed took his oath as the 11th Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh on Sunday, April 28, 2013. Chief Justice Mr. Md Muzammel Hossain administered the oath at the Judges lounge of Supreme Court.
By the order of the Honorable President as per Article 127(1) of the Constitution, the Finance Division notified this appointment on 24 April, 2013. Mr. Masud Ahmed is a member of Bangladesh Civil Service (Audit & Accounts Cadre), 1981 Batch. Before taking the charge of C&AG, he served in Planning Commission as member (Secretary to Bangladesh Government). He got his Honors and Masters in English Language and Literature from Dhaka University. He also completed the Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Ulster, UK. His rural homestead is at Dhamrai, Dhaka.
Apart from his professional life, Mr. Ahmed is a novelist and short story writer, having written more than one hundred short stories and six novels so far. One of his novels, ‘Choitropaban O Digontorekha’ has got wide acclamation for occupying a significant niche in the creative writings on Bangladesh’s Liberation War. ‘Dr Muhammad Shahidullah Literary Award’, Sher-E-Bangla A.K. Fazlul Huq Literary Award, Natyasava Literary Award and several other accolades acknowledge his contribution to Bangla literature. As a vocalist of Bangladesh Television, he performs Bangla songs of the golden age.