No discord between dist admin, cops
The Prime Minister's public administration affairs adviser HT Imam yesterday claimed that good relations existed between the deputy commissioners and police although the DCs complained of police non-cooperation at a closed-door meeting with the premier on Tuesday.
He said the DCs and police were having an excellent relationship and this can be easily noticed by visiting the officers' clubs in different districts.
In the meeting, The DCs told the PM that non-cooperation of the police had been hampering the efforts to maintain law and order. They alleged they do not get police assistance timely while conducting mobile courts.
HT Imam also claimed that DCs did not face any political pressure while discharging their duties.
“When one is posted as a deputy commissioner s/he knows very well how to work with politicians and others,” he told reporters emerging from the DC conference at the Secretariat.
As many DCs raised the fact that families of bureaucrats face trouble when one dies on duty and demanded allowance for the families, the PM's adviser said the government was mulling group insurance for all civil servants.
About the proposed Civil Service Act, he said the formation of the act was underway. “Once formulated, the act will ensure transparency and accountability of civil servants and bring dynamism in the administration.”
He said there were rewarding and scolding systems in police administration for their good and bad performance, but not in the civil administration.
“Hence we are going to establish a mechanism to assess good and bad performance of civil bureaucrats in place of the existing annual confidential report (ACR),” HT Imam told journalists.