A three-day annual conference of deputy commissioners (DCs) will begin in the city today. Prime minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the three-day conference at Prime Minister's Office (PMO). Following the inaugural function at the PMO, the three-day conference will take place at Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital
A total of 245 proposals placed by the DCs will be discussed in 26 working sessions. Head of the government as well as ministers and secretaries of different ministries and division will join the discussion and give necessary directives to the DCs. The proposals related to improving law and order situation, health, land, management and education would get priority in the three-day conference, which is scheduled to end on January 26.
In the conference the deputy commissioners will exchange views with the relevant ministries for the implementation of various policies, strategies and instructions of the government. The conference is held every year to discuss the ways of the execution of different policies, guidelines, priorities of the government as well as the proposal of field-level officials for smooth and effective functioning of the government and maintaining law and order of the country.
They must serve as real “public
servants” and give
priority to greater
interests of the country
The DCs will get opportunities to interact with prime minister, ministers and secretaries on national polls, development and governance issues. They will set out priorities and guidelines for working for the next challenging one year based on outcome of the conference.
Apart from taking extra caution against conspirators and troublemakers, maintaining law and order, resolving land-related problems, strengthening activities of local government institutions, disaster management, implementation of poverty alleviation programmes and social safety net programmes are some of the key issues to be discussed in the conference.
We believe the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is running the country with a specific target to turn it into a developed and prosperous one.
Therefore, DCs’ role is very crucial to reach government services to people’s doorsteps in this regard. They must serve as real “public servants” and give priority to greater interests of the country. We hope the conference will gear up grassroots administration, accelerate development activities of the government, analyse and evaluate the government’s policy execution at grassroots level and hold direct view-exchange meeting between the government’s policymakers and DCs.