Mymensingh division soon
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said the Dhaka Division would be split into two divisions -- Dhaka and Mymensingh -- to take public services to the people as quick as possible.
"This has to be done speedily because the longer it will take time the greater complexities will be there," she said at a meeting with senior officials of the public administration ministry at its conference room yesterday.
About splitting the Dhaka Division, Hasina said this division with 17 districts is densely populated and it is very hard to run the administration from here.
The common people would get more services with the splitting of the division alongside the expansion of the administration, she said.
The PM underscored the need for ensuring necessary public infrastructures in Rangpur, Sylhet and Barisal divisions.
Hasina asked the ministry officials to be prompt in dealing with the files of other ministries and divisions so that their proposals do not face any unnecessary delay.
She instructed them to take steps for filling vacancies in various ministries to bring more dynamism into the civil administration.
She also directed the ministry to look into matters like quick creation of posts and laying out organograms, and implement decisions with a team work to yield better outcomes.
"Keep in mind the needs and demands of next 20-25 years before formulating any development programmes, especially that of infrastructural development," the PM said.
About the recommendations of the Pay and Service Comission-2013, Hasina said her government has already received the recommendations while a committee has been formed to review the recommendations.
The implementation of new pay scale would start after getting the report of the review committee, she said.
The PM mentioned that some 17,846 officials have so far been appointed through six BCS exams from 28th to 33rd while a process is underway to appoint some 2,557 officials through 34th BCS and some 1,803 officials through 35th BCS.
In this connection, Hasina suggested the Bangladesh Public Service Commission to speed up the recruitment process and set up some wings at the PSC in such disciplines where people are needed in large numbers.
The PM said her government in its previous term decided to appoint some 50,000 police personnel and asked the authorities concerned to speed up the recruitment process.
The government has taken steps to formulate the Civil Service Act for the public servants, and the law should have to be enacted speedily. Once the law is passed in parliament, it could be upgraded from time to time, she said.
State Minister of the ministry Ismat Ara Sadique and its Senior Secretary Dr Kamal Abdul Naser Chowdhury also spoke on the occasion.