Nasima Begum ndc, Hon’ble Secretary of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs was born on 10 January, 1960 in Munshiganj. She did her Honours and Master’s from Dhaka University and M.Phil. from National Defense College. She has joined Bangladesh Civil Service on 3rd April, 1983 as Assistant Commissioner and Magistrate. During her 34 years of service she served both in field administration and various ministries with reputation. She contributed a lot for the development of distressed women and children, autistic and different disabled persons as Director General of Department of Social Services. She was appointed as Secretary, Ministry of Social Welfare on 8 January 2014 and Ministry of Women and Children Affairs on 10 May 2015. She has done outstanding literary works on women’s empowerment, child rights, persons with disabilities, autism and liberation war.
She is married to Md. Faizur Rahman Chowdhury, Hon’ble Secretary, Ministry of Textiles and Jute. They are blessed with two sons.