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PM lays out 23 directives for DCs

PM lays out 23 directives for DCs

Photo: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addressing the inauguration of DC’s conference-2018 at her office in Dhaka on Tuesday.

Dhaka, Jul 24 : Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Tuesday laid a 23-point directive to deputy commissioners (DCs) and asked them to take tough actions against social menaces like extortion, tender manipulation, muscle flexing, terrorism and drugs.

The 23 directives are:

  • Remain careful so that people do not get harassed and deprived of while trying to availing of government services
  • Youths have to be saved from the clutches of drugs and the drive against drugs will continue
  • Discharge your duties with more sincerity to maintain peace, discipline and stability by rooting out militancy, terrorism and communalism
  • Steps should be taken for alleviating poverty through rural infrastructure development, flourishing potential local small and medium industries and generating employment
  • Take the lead role in developing and flourish information and communication technology
  • Work with public representatives for establishing good governance at the grassroots level
  • Take steps to increase rate of female education and bring back the dropped out students in the mainstream
  • Remain vigil to protect government lands alongside developing skill and transparency in land administration and management
  • Take all the necessary steps for an uninterrupted supply of fertilizers, seeds, power and fuel to boost agriculture production
  • Create widespread awareness to prevent marketing of adulterated food items and check the unethical activities with an iron hand
  • Strengthen the activities of community clinics further to ensure healthcare services for the poor and underprivileged community
  • Increase mass awareness to protect the environment and ensure proper enforcement of laws and rules relating to it
  • Take the right steps at the right time as per the ‘Disaster Management Law, 2012’ and its related permanent directives for mitigating the impacts of natural disasters
  • Make village courts active to ensure justice for people and reduce the backlog of cases in courts
  • Make active, dynamic and effective all the district-level committees where DCs act as their heads
  • Strengthen the activities like holding information fair, observing services week aiming to reach the existing services of government offices to the grassroots level
  • Take steps to root out extortion, tender manipulation, muscle flexing and terrorism for maintaining peace in industrial zones and uninterrupted transportation of goods and carrying out export and import
  • Give importance to round-the-clock monitoring of market management and resist any ill-efforts that create artificial crises in the market
  • Increase surveillance to stop woman and child oppression and trafficking, dowry, eve-teasing and early marriage
  • Take appropriate legal steps to stop violence, repression and discriminatory behaviour against women
  • Enhance the facilities of sports, recreation and creative cultural activities in respective districts. Awaken the Liberation War spirit, cultural and scientific mind of children and juveniles
  • Take special steps for the disabled, autistic and underprivileged people
  • Protect the geo-natural characteristics, forest areas, rivers, water bodies, animal resources and the beauties of hills in hill districts. Extend all-out cooperation in flourishing the tourism industry, small and medium industries and cottage industries.