‘No mercy for any misdeed’
Issuing a stern warning to errant public servants, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said no irregularities in their jobs would be tolerated.
"As you get rewarded for your good job, there is no mercy for any misdeed. You'll also have to face tough punishments for that [misdeed]," she said.
Hasina was addressing a programme marking the inauguration of the National Public Service Day and distribution of Public Administration Award at the capital's Osmani Memorial Auditorium.
Joining the event virtually from the Gono Bhaban, the PM said public servants are the people of this country and their kith and kin are there across the country.
"The more Bangladesh prospers, your close ones will get a much better life. Work for the country with that line of thinking."
She asked the public servants to maintain professionalism, honesty, sincerity and devotion, and to work with innovative ideas which would be beneficial for the people.
Earlier, Hasina distributed public administration medals. Thirty-six officials and organisations received the medals for their outstanding performances in their respective fields.
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Huq distributed the medals on behalf of the premier.
Hasina said the government, defying all obstacles caused by the pandemic, presented the national budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year. She asked the public servants working in the public administration to make sure that the budget is implemented properly.
The PM asked them to maintain the standard while implementing development projects. "Let there not be any project that is planned and implemented indiscriminately."
The public servants must look after the development projects so that those deliver the purposes of the mass people, she said.
Those who're in the public administration must serve people and that's their duty, the PM added. State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain, Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam and Public Administration Secretary KM Ali Azam also spoke at the programme.
The premier also unveiled the cover of a book titled "Administration of Bangabandhu" at the event.