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Land minister on ensuring pro-people land services 

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Published: 20:43, 22 April 2024

Land minister on ensuring pro-people land services 

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Land Minister Narayon Chandra Chanda on Monday (22 April) stressed the need to ensure optimum use of land and people-friendly services related to land while formulating the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) action plan for the fiscal year 2024-2025.

He said this while inaugurating a workshop on the preparation of draft APA for the fiscal year 2024-25 of the Ministry of Land and its offices/agencies at the conference room of the Ministry of Land at the Secretariat on Monday. 

The land minister said that people's involvement with land management is very high and direct. Most of the rural disputes and litigations are related to land tenure. Therefore, the government is working to provide more efficient land-related services to the people through efficient, modern, public welfare-oriented and sustainable land management. APA's role in bringing good governance to this process is important.

He emphasised the important role of the Annual Performance Agreement (APA) in increasing transparency and accountability in government offices.

The minister also highlighted the importance of APA for a result-oriented mentality, institutional transparency, accountability, proper use of resources, and organizational efficiency in government institutions. He underscored the need for effective implementation of the objectives of the Ministry of Land in citizen service to create seamless synchronization between the ministry and the field-level offices.

Narayon emphasised that the APA introduced by the Government in 2014-15 has been instrumental in bringing the activities of the ministries and agencies from procedural to result-oriented activities. The minister also directed the Ministry of Land and its affiliated offices/agencies to prepare their respective strategic objectives and activities for the next fiscal year in line with the overall vision and mission of the Ministry of Land.

Chairman of Land Appeal Board AKM Shamimul Haque Siddique, Additional Secretary (Acting Secretary) of the Ministry of Land Md. Abbas Uddin and Additional Secretary (Development) Ziauddin Ahmed NDC were present on the occasion.