Mohseni-Bandpey appointed Tehran governor general 

December 12, 2018

TEHRAN — The cabinet of ministers elected Anoushirvan Mohseni-Bandpey as the new governor general of Tehran on Wednesday morning, Tasnim news agency reported. 

Mohseni-Bandpey replaced Mohammad Moqimi who was banned from his job in the wake of law on banning employment of the retired. 

The law was passed in mid-September by the Majlis [Iranian parliament] and it was implemented by November 15.

Mohseni-Bandpey has previously served as the head of Iran’s Welfare Organization. He was also the acting labor minister before Mohammad Shariatmadari took office in early October. He was named as the caretaker for Social Security Organization in mid-November. 

Mohseni-Bandpey holds a PhD in sanitary engineering from UK Newcastle University. 

The cabinet also appointed Azizollah Shahbazi and Alireza Ashangar as governor generals of Alborz and Semnan provinces respectively. 

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