Annual DC conference begins

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates the DC conference on Tuesday

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today inaugurated the long-awaited three-day annual conference of the Deputy Commissioners (DCs), reports BSS.

The prime minister opened the conference as the chief guest joining virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence here.

The conference began at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium here with the presence of 15 ministers and secretaries in the inaugural ceremony due to the fresh surge of Covid-19.

The conference has been shifted to the Osmani Memorial Auditorium considering the Covid-19 situation as only 64 persons are allowed to the venue although it has the capacity to accommodate 700 people.

Two divisional commissioners and five DCs have so far tested Covid-19 positive till the date. They are: divisional commissioners of Rajshahi and Barishal while DCs of Cox's Bazar, Rajshahi, Patuakhali, Laxmipur and Chuadanga.

Issues of Covid-19, land management, law enforcement, strengthening activities of local government, disaster management, poverty reduction and employment at the local level, social safety net activities, ICT and e-governance, education, health, environment, physical infrastructure and development activities would be focused in the conference.

President Md Abdul Hamid will deliver a speech virtually this evening while Speaker of Jatiya Sangsad Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and chief justice Hasan Foez Siddique are also scheduled to address remotely on Wednesday.

It is mentioned that the DC conference wasn't held for the last two consecutive years due to Covid-19 pandemic.