DC conference to begin on Tuesday

Govt must issue specific work guidelines for them

Published : 15 Jan 2022 08:58 PM

A three-day conference of the Deputy Commissioners (DCs), an annual meeting of the heads of districts with policy makers of the government, will begin on Tuesday with a view to ensuring good governance at all layers of society.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the conference virtually from her official Ganabhaban residence in capital Dhaka on Tuesday morning.

A total of a total 25 sessions including 21 working sessions will be held during the conference. Ministers, advisers, state ministers, deputy ministers and secretaries will participate in 21 working sessions during the conference to issue directives to the deputy commissioners and divisional commissioners. 

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.

DCs should discharge their duties with utmost 

sincerity and honesty for successful implementation 

of the programmes taken by the government

But the conference was not held in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, this year’s DCs conference is very important as an open discussion with the prime minister is going to take place after two years. The DCs will get opportunities to interact with prime minister, ministers and secretaries on development and governance issues. And they will set out priorities and guidelines for the next year based the on outcome of the conference.

Apart from taking extra caution against quick-spreading new coronavirus variants, 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.

The government needs to instruct DCs to further speed up their activities to keep up the ongoing development spree to make Bangladesh a developed and prosperous country. 

It is of great importance to maintain the pace of the ongoing development of the country to transform Bangladesh into a developed and prosperous one by 2041. 

DCs  should work with more devotion to maintain peace, discipline and stability by eliminating militancy, corruption, crimes and other irregularities. DCs’ role is very crucial to reach government services to people’s doorsteps. They must serve as real “public servants” and give priority to greater interests of the country alongside submitting their proposals to the government with a view to getting necessary guidelines.

We think the conference will help strengthen grassroots administration, accelerate development activities of the government, analyse and evaluate the government’s policy execution at grassroots level. After the conference, we hope the DCs will discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and honesty for successful implementation of the programmes taken by the government.