GAIBANDHA: The Land Service Week and the Land Development Tax Fair-2019 began in the district on Wednesday with an aim to enhance land management skills, efficiency and make people aware on their land rights, reports BSS.
Marking the week, the district administration chalked out elaborate programmes with the theme “Rakhbo Nishkontok Jomi-Bari, Korbo Sobay E-Namjari’ (Our land and home will remain be protected, we will do e-mutation).In the morning, a rally led by Deputy Commissioner (DC) M Abdul Matin was brought out from the district collectorate office premises and ended at the same venue after parading the main roads of the town.
Later, a discussion meeting was held there with Additional Deputy Commissioner (Revenue) M Tofayel Hossain in the chair.
DC M Abdul Matin addressed the meeting as the chief guest while civil surgeon Dr ABM Abu Hanif, Additional Police Superintendent Rahaat Gowhary and general secretary of Bangladesh Awami League (district unit) Abu Bakar Siddique were present as special guests.
The speakers underscored the need for ensuring land service standard and security through the full implementation of automation and digitalisation process in land management considering the interest of the people. The chief guest said land dispute cases are often creating barriers in the way of providing land services to the people and many pragmatic measures had been taken to promote the land related services for the people.
The DC also urged the concerned officials and employees to be more sincere and professional for making a bridge between land service recipients and providers for ensuring better services so that the land service recipients were not harassed and hurts. Some 12 stalls were set up on the district collectorate office premises for marking the fair.
A number of people including senior officials of the district administration, district and upazila level officials, land officials and staff and journalists of print and electronic media took part in the programmes.