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12:00 AM, December 13, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 04:36 AM, December 13, 2019

Stay alert to bribery, corruption

PM tells govt officials

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday asked the government officials to remain alert to bribery and corruption as these social diseases spoil the development of the country.

“All will have to be alert to bribery and corruption that spoil our [development] activities. You will have to raise awareness among the people in this regard,” she said.

The PM was addressing the concluding ceremony of the 113th, 114th and 115th law and administration courses at Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy in the city.

Hasina asked the new officials of the administration to spend public money properly for a planned development of the country.

Regarding the field-level administration officials, she said if an officer wishes, he can change the outlook of a district, an upazila or a union by making development visible there. “You will have to have such innovative ideas, plans and thoughts [to do so].”

The premier directed the government officers to pay special attention to the ongoing drives against drugs, terrorism and corruption.

She asked them to take steps in a planned way keeping the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in mind so that the development is made sustainable.

Hasina also asked the officials to develop themselves further to work for the country by continuing their training and studies using the advantage of the digital platforms.

She suggested that they should read two books -- Osomapto Attojiboni (Unfinished Memoirs) and Karagarer Rojnamcha (Prison Diary) -- of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman to know about his dedication and the history of the country.

The PM said a 14-volume book on “Secret Documents of Intelligence Branch on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman” was being published.

“If our officers read the books, their self-confidence would grow as they will be able to know how they can ensure the development of a country and how the Father of the Nation had made the country independent through struggles,” she said, adding that the four volumes of the book have already been published.

Focusing on the country’s development, Hasina said Bangladesh made a turnaround and reached a dignified position in the world in the last one decade as her government had been working for its progress.

The PM distributed certificates among the participants of the five-month training courses. A total of 120 admin cadre officers attended the three courses.

State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Administration Ministry HN Ashequr Rahman and Public Administration Secretary Faiz Ahmed spoke at the function, chaired by Kazi Rowshan Akhter, rector of Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy.

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