Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Land Service Award

A reward for providing good services for people

The government has decided to give Land Service Award to those field-level land officials and employees who will provide transparent and efficient services for people maintaining accountability.

While disclosing the information at a meeting held at land ministry before the beginning of the Land Service Week 2022, Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury said a competitive atmosphere has been created at land ministry and departments and agencies under it for monitoring the performance of the land officials.

As necessary measures are being taken quickly against those who are not able to perform well, it is similarly important to recognise those who are performing best, he had said.

This year, the Land Service Award was distributed among the recipients  on the opening day of the Land Service Week on May 19 last.

Sixty-three assistant commissioners (Land), 44 Kanungos, 53 surveyors, 58 union land assistant officers and 58 union land sub-assistant officers received the award at the district level in the management department.

A total of eight assistant commissioners (Land) got the Land Service Award at the divisional level in the management department.

Sixteen assistant settlement officers, 17 deputy assistant settlement officers and 17 settlement surveyors were awarded at the district level in the settlement/survey department.

One zonal settlement officer and two charge officers jointly received the award at the national level.

Rangpur Zonal Settlement Officer Md Azmal Hossain and Dhaka Zonal Settlement Office Charge Officer Md Abdul Aziz Bhuiyan jointly with Rangpur Zonal Settlement Office Charge Officer Mamun Ar Rashid won the Land Service Award at the national level.

Under the direct supervision of Land Secretary Md Mostafizur Rahman PAA, a policy has been prepared for the award. Transparency and impartiality have been given utmost importance in the policy for selecting deserving candidates for the award.

The final assessment is done through the land administration management system digitally based on the evaluation of the higher authorities.

Special algorithms are followed to verify abnormal deviations in the evaluation.

Beginning on May 19 with the theme ‘Receive Land Services without Going to Land Office’, the Land Service Week concluded on May 23.