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Tk 2,747 cr projects for easing land services to people taken

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RANGPUR: Secretary of Ministry of Land Md Maksudur Rahman Patwary addressing a divisional level 'E-mutation affairs refreshing workshop' at Begum Rokeya Auditorium of RDRS Bangladesh as Chief Guest on Saturday.

BSS, Rangpur :
The government has taken projects at the cost of Taka 2,747 crore aiming at easily reaching all land-related services adopting facilities of digitisation to the people's doorsteps in a hassle-free manner.
"The Ministry of Land will implement the projects for automation of the land-related database spending Taka 997 crore and land survey costing 1,750 crore with assistance of the a2i project," said Secretary to the Ministry of Land Md. Maksudur Rahman Patwary.
The Secretary disclosed the information while addressing a divisional level 'E-mutation affairs refreshing workshop' held at Begum Rokeya Auditorium of RDRS Bangladesh here on Saturday as Chief Guest.
The divisional administration organised the day-long event with assistance of the access to information (a2i) project of the Prime Minister's Office, Cabinet Division, ICT Division, USAID and UNDP.
Deputy Commissioners, Additional Deputy Commissioners (Rev), Revenue Deputy Collectors, Upazila Nirbahi Officers, Assistant Commissioners (Land), Union Assistant Land Officers, Kanoongo and other officials and employees involved in providing land-related services from allover Rangpur division participated in the workshop.
Presided over by Divisional Commissioner KM Tariqul Islam, Project Director of the a2i project Dr. Md. Abdul Mannan, Additional Divisional Commissioner (General) Md. Zakir Hossain and Rangpur Deputy Commissioner Md. Asib Ahsan addressed the workshop as special guests.
The Secretary said the Ministry of Land has proposed for taking other projects, now under consideration at the Ministry of Planning, to reduce sufferings of people in getting land-related services to the zero level in addition to the two approved projects.
"After implementation of these projects availing facilities of digitisation facilities with assistance of the a2i project, delivering of all land-related services to the people will be quicker and completely transparent and accountable," he strongly hoped.
He directed officials and employees concerned at all levels to acquire adequate skills in information and communication technologies to deliver land-related services to people easily using digitised e-land management systems to ensure accountability.
Hassle-free land management services stressed: Officials and employees of the land ministry ought to perform their duties with transparency and knowledge to become efficient forces for contributing better to land management system.
"The duties and responsibilities of officials and employees of the land ministry are very high in reaching land-related services to people in a hassle-free manner," Secretary to the Ministry of Land Md. Maksudur Rahman Patwary said on Saturday.
Patwary was addressing a training programme titled "Integrity in transparent, skilled and public-friendly land management" organised by the district administration at town hall auditorium here as the chief guest.
The land-service provider officials and employees, including Assistant Commissioners (Land), Union Land Officers and Kanoongos from all eight upazilas of the district participated in the training program.
Divisional Commissioner KM Tariqul Islam addressed the program as special guest with Deputy Commissioner Md. Asib Ahsan in the chair.
Additional Deputy Commissioner (Rev) Sharif Md. Foyezul Alam delivered the welcome speech narrating goals and objectives of arranging the event. Assistant Commissioners (Land) of different upazilas, former commander of district unit of Bangladesh Muktijoddha Sangshad Mosaddek Hossain Bablu and Office Secretary of district Awami League Tauhidur Rahman Tutul spoke.
The speakers urged all land-related service providers to become skilled enough to deliver services to people adopting digitised e-management system and eliminating all sorts of corruption and red-tapism.
The divisional commissioner said people are reaping benefits by getting land-related services like e-mutation, paying land development tax, submitting applications for khas land and review petitions and quicker disposals of their prayers.
The chief guest said the present government is showing zero tolerance against corruption and all sorts of irregularities to build an economically advanced country..

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