The rude disobedience shown by the field-level administrators – deputy commissioners (DCs) and superintendents of police (SPs) – to the current Election Commission (EC) has once again shown us what’s wrong at the core of our election management mechanism.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has asked civil servants to ensure quick implementation of the government’s development programmes to steer the country towards prosperity.
When an author of Oscar Wilde's stature could say, "A cheque is the only argument I recognise," he merely switched from his loyalty to philosophy over to the practicality of being money-wise. What would other mortals then do except follow in his footsteps!
Public servants are about to see their salaries doubled across the board. We are all for an increase in the pay of public servants given the increase in cost of living we have witnessed over the past few years.