Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked the new members of the Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) to work as public servants and not to indulge in corruption and allow apathy in their activities. “Don’t indulge in corruption and don’t let others to indulge in corruption. You must discharge your duties with honesty as public servants because all of your salaries and allowances come from the hard-earned money of the common people,” she said.
The Prime Minister said this while addressing the Certificate Award Ceremony among participants of the 60th Foundation Training Course of Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) in the city.
Sheikh Hasina directed the new civil service officials to make sure there is no sluggishness in their activities due to bureaucratic tangles. “Discharge your duties with utmost patriotism…you must love and know the country and its people. You can’t neglect the common people…you must ensure they always get the desired services.”
Putting emphasis on maintaining the rule of law in the country by public servants, she said there would be no development without the rule of law and stability.
The Prime Minister said Bangladesh could not move ahead with the desired pace after the assassination of the Father of the Nation as whenever there is military ruler in any country, they only spoke against corruption, but adopted corruption as their policy. “That also happened in Bangladesh for which the country could not move ahead after 1975.”
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