President M Abdul Hamid today asked the deputy commissioners (DCs) to remain watchful to prevent abuse of power while discharging their respective duties as the district co-coordinator and supervisor of the multi-faceted activities of the government.
He said to DCs: "Keep away from corruption... Monitor strictly so that others cannot get the opportunity to indulge in corruption."
The President said this to the DCs as they gathered at the Bangabhaban in the capital this evening on the third day of the 'DC Conference-2023'.
Mentioning corruption as a key barrier to the ongoing development, he said sustainable development is being hindered due to graft and the system of transparency and accountability must develop at every level of the field administration.
The Head of the State said, "I hope you (DCs) will consciously maintain the distinction of responsibility and power in the workplace."
Abdul Hamid instructed the DCs to use their talent and skills in public welfare by upholding human rights at all levels.
The DCs would carry out their assignments being imbued with the patriotism and the spirit of the 1971 Liberation War, he hoped.
Noting that Bangladesh has already been graduated to a developing country from a less developed country, the President expected that the country would be able to achieve the SDGs (sustainable development goals) by 2030 and become a modern and smart Bangladesh by 2041.
Hamid called upon the DCs to carry out their responsibilities with more devotion for delivering government services at the people’s doorsteps as ‘steersman and servants’ of the district administration.
BDST: 1956 HRS, JAN 26, 2023