PM issues 24-point directives to DCs

PM issues 24-point directives to DCs


DHAKA, Jan 18, 2022 (BSS) – Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today gave 24

point directives to the deputy commissioners (DCs) to ensure the country’s
overall development and hassle-free government services to the people as she inaugurated the much-awaited three-day annual
conference of them.

“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.

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Cabinet Secretary
Khandker Anwarul Islam and PM’s Principal Secretary Dr 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.

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.

She also asked the government officials to make sure that the commoners aren’t harassed in getting public services.

“Perform your lawful responsibilities remaining above all kinds of fear and greed to ensure people’s welfare,” she said while issuing directives to the DCs.

Following are the premier’s directives to the DCs:

1.Ensure implementation of the directives given by the government at
different times regarding the Coronavirus at the field level.

2.Ensure implementation and continuation of the development and service
oriented programmes taken for the birth centenary of Bangabandhu
Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and Mujib Borsho.

3.Make sure implementation of the measures taken to ensure the food
security and stable market price.

4.Ensure 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.

5.Strengthen the efforts to achieve the targets under localizing the
SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals).

6. Ensure access of homeless to the houses, landless to the khas lands
alongside taking programmes under the social safety net for the real
distressed, insolvent and underprivileged people.

7. Take initiatives to improve teaching style at the educational
institutions alongside adopting measures to continue the lessons following
alternative ways using online or digital medium. Pay more attention to the
educational institutes comparatively situated at the remotest areas.

8. Supervise regularly the community clinics and union health and family
welfare centres to make sure their operations and make people aware about the
health through various programmes.

9. Ensure practice of creativity, cultural activities and sports
facilities in every area aimed at flourishing the physical and mental growths
of the children and teenagers.

10. Preserve the parks and playgrounds at each upazilas and districts
alongside building fresh parks and playgrounds to ensure healthy life of the

11. Build skilled manpower with knowledge of modern technology maintaining
the pace of the changed world to cash on the highest benefit of the fourth
industrial revolution.

12. Work to ensure safe use of information technology and internet for the
general people alongside taking initiatives to prevent rumour using the
social networking sites.

13. Take a tougher stance against religious fanaticism and militancy to
maintain religious harmony and non-communal heritage.

14. Continue the “zero tolerance” policy against the drugs to create a
drug-free society. Operate regular drives against narcotics.

15. Take appropriate legal measures to stop violence, repression and
discriminatory behaviour on the women and children. Mobile courts must have
to be in place to stop child marriage, eve-teasing, food adulteration and
producing fake products.

16. Strengthen the market monitoring to ensure smooth supply of the
products in the markets, prevent artificial crisis (of products) and keep
normal the prices of the goods.

17. Take stringent actions to protect government lands, rivers, forest
lands, hills and natural water-bodies. Give emphasis on vertical extension in
case of constructing new government buildings to make sure maximum use of
land alongside ensuring a planned urbanisation and forestation.

18. Special measures would have to be taken for flourishing and preserving
the tourism industry. New spots (of tourism) have to be developed.

19. Take measures to preserve heritage and culture of each of the
districts alongside drawing up initiatives to conduct publicity and marketing
of the famous products of the districts.

20. Take initiatives to coordinate works of the government offices in all
the districts accordingly to reach Bangladesh to the queue of the developed
countries by 2041.

21. Take and implement projects in coordination with the public
representatives that included local lawmakers, elected persons, District
Council, Upazila and Union Parishads. Public welfare and service oriented
projects would have to be taken considering the promises of the public
representatives to the people which will quicken the overall development. Pay
special focus that no development projects are taken indiscriminately
damaging the environment and ecological balance. Cancels the unnecessary

22. Work to ensure all the facilities such as accommodation for the
underprivileged people of the society that included gypsies, farmers,
transgender, horizon and cleaners to make sure their overall development.

23. Ensure dignified life of the families of the freedom fighters after
finding out those families who were victims of genocide during the Liberation
War and are now leading miserable lives.

24. Preserve the killing grounds and war fields across the country after
sorting out those alongside taking measures to let people know the history of
the Liberation War.