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DCs' Conference Tomorrow
Key issues may miss agenda
Staff Correspondent
Published :Monday, 27 July, 2015,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 20

DCs' Conference Tomorrow
Some key issues like magistracy power of administrative magistrates, enhancing power of mobile court for summary trial to control law and order and inner conflicts between police and civil administration may miss the DCs' conference agenda this time.
The three-day crucial meeting of the top brasses in the country's district administration begins from tomorrow.
The Cabinet Division has prepared its final working paper deducting the above-mentioned issues from the total number of proposals on agenda, according to a highly placed source.
The number of proposals from the deputy commissioners (DCs) would be declined to only 253 this year, which was 307 in 2014.
"Proposals are cut this time, as initiatives have been taken to address the issues placed before the DCs' conference a year ago," Cabinet Secretary M Musharraf Hossain Bhuiyan told the media Sunday while briefing it about preparation of the July 28 conference, aiming to bridge the gap between government policymakers and the field level administration.
Government policymakers will be informed of the problems, prospects, challenges and demands of the people from field level administration top officials, Bhuiyan said, adding that these policymakers would give their directives to fulfill the demand and implement the government's policies, priorities and necessities.
Land related issues, law and order and local development issues are high on agenda of the conference, the Cabinet Secretary further said.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will inaugurate the conference in Shapla Hall at the Prime Minister's Office  on Tuesday morning.
In 18 working sessions out of total 22, the DCs will place their proposals that were sent earlier for discussion. They will have exclusive meeting with President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at their respective offices.
Bhuiyan said that around 93 per cent decisions that were taken in the DCs Conference, 2014 was already implemented. Of those, 97 per cent of short term, 96 per cent of mid-term and 87 per cent of long term decisions were implemented.
Improvement of law and order, strengthening local government, disaster management, relief and rehabilitation, poverty eradication, social safety net, regulating price hikes, healthcare, family planning, improving the quality of education, increasing literacy rate, ICT applications, e-governance, environment protection and execution of various development projects are likely to be discussed at the conference, the Cabinet Secretary said.

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