Public service

Improving public service: PM issues 24 directives to DCs

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opens the three-day DC-2022 Conference at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium. Photo: P.I.D.

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina opens the three-day DC-2022 Conference at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium. Photo: P.I.D.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today issued a 24-point guideline for Deputy Commissioners (DCs) – linking hassle-free service from public offices to eliminating corruption from ongoing development programs.

The Prime Minister gave the guidelines during the inauguration of the three-day DC-2022 conference at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium.

She joined the program virtually from her official residence Gono Bhaban.

The guidelines are:

1. Ensure the implementation of government directives to deal with the coronavirus crisis.

2. Ensure the proper implementation and continuation of the development and service activities that have been undertaken to mark the centenary of the birth of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and observe Mujib Borsho.

3. Ensure the implementation of the various programs that have been taken to ensure food security and market price stability.

4. Provide hassle-free services in a timely manner from public offices.

5. Accelerate activities to achieve the targets set under the localization of the SDGs.

6. Ensure that genuinely distressed, helpless and destitute marginalized people can benefit from all social protection programs, including houses for the homeless and the distribution of agricultural land to the landless.

7. Take initiatives to improve academic activities in educational institutions. Take the initiative to continue online courses during Covid-19. Pay particular attention to educational institutions in remote areas.

8. Supervise 24 hours a day all community clinics and union health and family welfare centers and promote health awareness.

9. Ensure sports and cultural activities and the practice of creativity in all areas for the physical and mental development of children.

10. Take initiatives to create new parks and fields in addition to preserving the existing spirit parks and fields in the districts and upazilas.

11. Work to create a skilled workforce with high-tech knowledge to make the most of the Fourth Industrial Revolution by keeping pace with the changing world.

12. Work to ensure safe use of information technology and the Internet and take initiatives to contain the misuse of social media and the spreading of rumors using it.

13. Take a firm stance against religious extremism and militancy aimed at upholding Bangladesh’s legacy of religious harmony and secularism.

14. Pursue the policy of zero tolerance against drugs to build a drug-free society and maintain regular anti-drug campaigns.

15. Ensure appropriate legal measures to end violence, torture and avoid hostile attitudes towards women and children, and hold regular mobile courts against child marriage, teasing, food tampering, manufacture of counterfeit products.

16. Strengthen surveillance of market systems for smooth product supply, resist artificial crises and maintain normal prices.

17. Take strong measures to protect natural reservoirs, hills, forests, rivers and government lands. Give utmost importance to the vertical expansion of public structures for optimal land use.

18. Take special initiatives for the development and preservation of the tourism industry along with the creation of new tourist sites.

19. Take initiatives for the preservation of heritage and culture and the advertising and marketing of the famous products of the district.

20. Take initiatives to elevate Bangladesh to a developed country status by 2041 through proper coordination of various activities of all district government offices.

21. Collaborate with public representatives when making development programs and implementing them. Pay special attention to the adoption of equal development programs and eliminate irregularities and corruption from ongoing programs. Oversee these programs to maintain standards.

22. Take measures to ensure the overall development of disadvantaged communities in society by ensuring their amenities, including housing.

23. Take effective measures to care for the families of genocide martyrs during the war of liberation, ensuring their proper and dignified means of subsistence.

24. Preserve mass graves and liberation war battlefields after identifying them. Highlight the history of the liberation war in front of people.

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Principal Secretary Dr Ahmad Kaikaus, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam, Divisional Commissioner of Khulna Ismail Hossain, Deputy Commissioners of Rangpur M Asif Ahsan and Chandpur Anjana Khan Majlish also spoke during the program.