Reshuffle in admin soon
Honest officials to get priority
Published : Tuesday, 15 January, 2019 at 12:00 AM Count : 648
The government is likely to reshuffle the administration soon to bring about qualitative changes in the administration, according to the Public Administration Ministry sources.
To reorganise the administration both at the central and field levels, the authority has already started identifying capable, honest and efficient bureaucrats from the lists of Public Administration Ministry.
Sources claimed that in the reshuffling, the authority would give attention to filling up the vacancies created due to retirement of senior officials. Those, who have been serving in the ministries, divisions and government offices for more than three years, will also be transferred.
At the same time, the honest officials will be given priority for getting important postings during the reorganisation. It will also remain alert about the corrupt officials and those, who are engaged in anti-government and anti-state activities, the sources said.
While talking to this correspondent at his office on Monday, PA Ministry's Secretary Faiz Ahmed told that the reshuffle and promotion in the administration is a routine work of his ministry. There is no possibility of bringing any major changes in the administration in the post-polls situation.
"The Prime Minister has declared war against corruption after taking oath of office for the fourth time. Keeping her commitment in mind, the authority is trying to encourage honest, capable and efficient officials in important posts," the secretary added.
The new Cabinet members were given private secretaries (PS) as was pledged by the Prime Minister, he added.
According to PA Ministry, a huge number of senior bureaucrats like senior secretaries, secretaries, additional secretaries and joint secretaries have recently started post retirement leave (PRL). Most of them are officers from Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) 1982 to 1985 batches.
As a result, the ministries, divisions and government offices are facing problem in providing necessary services to the people. To solve the problems, the authority will bring some changes in these positions.
At present, there are around 75 secretaries and senior secretaries, 550 additional secretaries, 745 joint secretaries and 1,845 deputy secretaries in the administration. Besides, there are also around 1,290 senior assistant secretaries and 1,433 assistant secretaries.
Of those, eight additional secretaries are serving as Divisional Commissioners, 64 joint secretaries and deputy secretaries are serving as Deputy Commissioners in different districts, 290 deputy secretaries and senior assistant secretaries are serving as Additional Deputy Commissioners, 496 senior assistant secretaries are working as Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) and more than 400 senior assistant secretaries and assistant secretaries are serving as Assistant Commissioner of Land.