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Planning minister: Some irregularities are legalized by law

  • Published at 05:10 pm May 19th, 2019
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The minister welcomes feedback and criticism

 Planning Minister MA Mannan has said many irregularities exist in our society, and some are even legalized by law.

The minister made the statement at the inauguration ceremony of a training program, Agriculture (crop, fisheries and livestock) Census 2019, for divisional and district coordinators at Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS) headquarters in Dhaka on Sunday.

Mannan said: “We not only appreciate positive feedback, but criticism too, so as to overcome situations and to consider the facts for the future.

“We can have imperfection as well. You can point it out, and we will try to work on it.”

The minister furthered: “We should be patient and allow some time for our Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to eradicate the irregularities. She will eventually eliminate them with the help of proper information and statistics.”

 Md Nasiruzzaman, secretary, Ministry of Agriculture; Raisul Alam Mandal, secretary of the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock; and Dr Krishna Gayen, director general of BBS also spoke at the meeting.

Sourendra Nath Chakraborty,  secretary   of the statistics and information management department, presided over the session.