Ensure good governance

Says former BB governor Atiur

Staff Correspondent

25th April, 2019 10:32:33 printer

Former Bangladesh Bank governor Professor Dr Atiur Rahman suggested authorities concern to maintain democratization in service delivery through adopting digital transformation.

‘In this digital era, there is an imperative for democratization of service delivery and reaching the farthest as quickly as possible with minimum cost,’ he said.

The eminent economist made the comments while addressing a session on Thursday at Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) in Savar, on the outskirts of capital.

Dr Atiur also emphasized on importance of leadership for ensuring good governance at all levels.

Professor Atiur shared his experiences of leading the central bank for seven years focusing on innovative monetary policy, financial inclusion and sustainability, promoting financial literacy and branding Bangladesh Bank as a developmental central bank.

Stakeholder consultation for participatory management of the financial sector was the hallmark of his tenure as a governor, he said.

In his speech, Atiur also mentioned the leadership of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman saying, ‘Bangabandhu is an ideal example of inspirational leadership for us. His achievements inspired his followers to dream for better things’.

Unnayan Shamannay Chairperson Atiur said the SDGs spirit of ‘no one can be left behind’ the emerging leadership has to be innovative, digital, dynamic, and optimistic and rooted in global values of protecting our planet and new generations.

He also argued that robust digitization of the system, protection of citizen interest, transparency of recruitment and governance, gender sensitive human resource management and supportive measures for human capital development were major tenants of his leadership style.