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Serving the nation

  • Published at 12:02 am June 25th, 2019
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The government has offered significant and increasing benefits and incentives towards civil servants

There is hope that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s strong words of encouragement to the civil servants of the country -- where she urges them to not take the service merely as a job, but to work for the country as well as the people with dutifulness and patriotism -- will firmly register in their minds and will inspire them to serve the nation more dutifully.

As Bangladesh looks to make significant strides in its development journey, it is more important than ever for all sections of the economy -- of which the civil services is a significant part -- to be working seamlessly together and cooperating towards the betterment of the country rather than looking for individual gains.

Unfortunately, in the past and in the present today, questions have been raised by various experts and international bodies about whether our civil services have been operating in a just and fair manner -- favouritism, nepotism, and a culture of corruption look to have tainted its reputation.

Over the past decade, the government has offered significant and increasing benefits and incentives towards civil servants but there seems to be little indication that they have contributed to more patriotic individuals who have the best interest of the country at heart when they enter civil services.

However, in order for Bangladesh to reach its full economic potential, it requires its people to not lose sight of the long-term plan of the PM and the government -- to transform Bangladesh into a developed nation by 2041.