Info ministry signs APA with its 12 organizations


The Information Ministry on Monday signed ‘Annual Performance Agreement (APA)’ for 2019-20 fiscal with 12 subordinate offices and organizations under its purview to inspire them to deliver “result oriented” activities at a ceremony at its conference room at Bangladesh
Secretariat, reports BSS.

Information minister Dr Hasan Mahmud and state minister for information Dr Murad Hasan witnessed the ceremony when information secretary Abdul Malek and heads of the 12 organizations signed the APAs. Managing Director and Chief Editor of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS) signed the APA first on behalf of the national news agency to be followed by chiefs of other organizations related to the ministry.

The organizations are Bangladesh Television, Bangladesh Film and Television Institute, Bangladesh Betar, Press Information Department (PID), National Institute of Mass Communication (NIMCO), Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (BFDC), Department of Films and Publications, Department of Mass Communication, Press Institute of Bangladesh (PIB), Bangladesh Film Censor Boar, Bangladesh Film Archive and Bangladesh Press Council.

Mahmud expected the APAs to ensure the organizations accountability and bring dynamism in their work and urged them chalk up appropriate work plans. “The APA helps bring dynamism in the activities of the organizations related to the ministry,” he said. Hasan said the Information Ministry mainly plays regulatory role while the activities of the organisations have a major impact on the government as well as the entire country.