Prime Minister’s ICT Affairs Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy yesterday said the government has been working to digitise all government services to curb corruption.
“When all the government services will be brought under digitisation, there will be no scope of corruption,” he told a workshop on “Digital Bangladesh: ICT in the Journey of Progress” arranged by Jatiya Sangsad (JS) secretariat in Dhaka’s BICC auditorium.
The adviser to PM said there are around 1,500 government services and of those, 300 have already been digitised. “Works are underway to bring all the services under digitisation. As the government services are being digitised, corruption is also decreasing gradually,” he added.
Jatiya Sangsad Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury addressed the function as chief guest while Deputy Speaker Md Fazle Rabbi Miah, Chief Whip Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury and State Minister for ICT Division Zunaid Ahmed Palak spoke on the occasion as special guests. JS Secretariat Senior Secretary Dr Zafar Ahmed Khan chaired it.
Joy underscored the need for changing the traditional laws and policies to take the country ahead in a faster pace. “We are now living in an age of globalisation. We should further open up our economy for more foreign investments,” he said.
Referring to Singapore and Malaysia, he said any foreign company can easily invest and do business in those countries which boost their economies.
Highlighting different development aspects in ICT sector, Joy said very few countries have been able to achieve such a rapid growth in such a short span of time in the sector.