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A welcome upgrade

  • Published at 12:02 am September 14th, 2019
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We have no choice but to get on the digital highway

It is wonderful to see that more and more services in the country can now be availed online, and that from police to judiciary to administration, our government is moving towards a more digital way of doing things.

Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has said that any person will now be able to file a general diary, commonly known as a GD, through an online system.

This is exactly the sort of development that Digital Bangladesh is all about. 

For a long time, availing police services has been associated with unnecessary delays, confusion, and even harassment; to be physically present at a police station at short notice can be a tremendous inconvenience for many.

The project is still at its experimental stage, and people will only be able to file lost and found GDs in Dhaka and Mymensingh, but there is every reason to be optimistic that the project will be a resounding success, and will soon not only cover the rest of the country, but expand its overall scope.

In recent years, Bangladeshis have been able to obtain police clearance certificates by applying online, and so far, the project has run rather smoothly, eliminating many of the hassles associated with submitting paperwork at a police station and waiting to hear back by telephone.

Online systems allow users to check the status of their applications from their computer or even mobile phone, and even print out vouchers which may contain a QR code to prove authenticity.

These digital systems are the future, and while there may be some resistance from certain quarters who are too used to the old practices, ultimately we have no choice but to get on the digital highway. 

Properly making the transition will not only improve people’s lives, it will enhance the reputation of our police force. 

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