by Staff Correspondent,
A three-day conference of the deputy commissioners, popularly known as DC conference, began in Dhaka to discuss about the prospects and concerns at the grassroots administration.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the conference at the Shapla Hall of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Tuesday.
State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain spoke at the function while the Cabinet Secretary Md Mahbub Hossain gave the welcome address. PM’s Principal Secretary Md Tofazzel Hossain Miah also spoke at the function.
Divisional Commissioner of Rajshahi GSM Zafarullah addressed the function on behalf of the divisional commissioners while Narsingdi DC Abu Nayeem Mohammad Maruf Khan and Bandarban DC Yasmin Parvin Tibriji also spoke on behalf of the deputy commissioners.
A video documentary on the overall development of the local administration was screened at the function.
The working sessions of the conference will take place at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital.
A total of 245 proposals placed by the DCs will be discussed in 26 working sessions, said Mahbub Hossain.
Head of the government as well as ministers and secretaries of different ministries and divisions will join the discussion and give necessary directives to the DCs, he said.
The proposals related to improving order, health, land, management and education would get priority in the conference, slated to be ended on January 26.
The cabinet secretary said that the DCs placed 242 proposals in the last year’s conference, of which 177 were implemented while implementation of the remaining 66 proposals is underway.
According to the conference schedule, the DCs will pay call on Jatiya Sangsad (JS) Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and Chief Justice Hasan Foez Siddique on January 25 on the second day of the conference.
They will also pay call on President M Abdul Hamid on the third day of the conference.