PM Hasina issues 24-point directives to DCs

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today gave 24 point directives to the deputy commissioners (DCs) to ensure the country's overall development as she inaugurated the much-awaited three-day annual conference of them, reports BSS.

"The country will advance continuously. I call upon you to focus on some issues out of the huge tasks you are doing," she said.

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

She thanked the cabinet division for arranging the DCs conference amid the Covid-19 pandemic as the conference was not held in the last two years due to the lethal virus situation.

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.

A video documentary on services to ensure people's welfare and works for implementing all the development plans of the government across the country by the field level administrations was screened on the occasion.

The prime minister asked the DCs to discharge their duties with the mindset of serving the people following the path of truth and justice for ensuring welfare of the commoners while issuing directives to the DCs.

The directives include ensuring implementation of the directives given by the government at different times regarding the Coronavirus at the field level, ensuring implementation and continuation of the development and service oriented programmes taken for the birth centenary of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Mujib Borsho, ensuring implementation of the measures taken to ensure the food security and stable market price, ensuring required services of the government offices for the people at the stipulated time as achieving satisfaction of the service holders is the duties of the government employees and strengthening the efforts to achieve the targets under localizing the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).

Liberation war affairs minister AKM Mozammel Haque, cabinet secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam and PM's principal secretary Ahmad Kaikaus addressed the conference.

Divisional commissioner of Khulna Ismail Hossain, deputy commissioners of Chandpur and Rangpur Anjana khan Majlish and Asif Ahsan also spoke on the occasion, on behalf of the divisional commissioners and DCs, respectively.