The responsibility of North City is going to the councilor’s office, South will be in the regional office

The responsibility of North City is going to the councilor’s office, South will be in the regional office
The responsibility of North City is going to the councilor’s office, South will be in the regional office

Dhaka North City Corporation has taken initiatives to reduce the suffering of citizens in birth registration. From now on, birth registration can be done at the councilor office of each ward, not the regional office of the city corporation. According to the new rules, the councilor will be the registrar and the assistant registrar will be the secretary of the councillor’s office.

Besides, it has been proposed to give responsibility to the regional office of City Corporation instead of Dhaka DC office in case of name correction. In this regard, Deputy Chief Health Officer of North City Corporation Lt. Colonel Md. Golam Mustafa Sarwar said, we have held a meeting with the councilors of the city corporation in this regard. We will respond to the letter from the Registrar General’s office within the next week. We have taken this initiative to reduce the suffering of people.

In this regard, Registrar General Mirza Tariq Hikmat of the Registrar General’s Office (Birth and Death Registration) of the Local Government Department said that according to the law in the City Corporation, if the Mayor wants, he can give the responsibility of this service to the Councilors of the City Corporation. But if the Councilor is Registrar, his Secretary as Assistant Registrar must be a Government Officer or Servant. We have written to the City Corporation in November last year, if they provide complete information through the letter, we will start working on it. Meanwhile, Narayanganj and Barisal City Corporation are also taking steps in this regard.

However, although the North City Corporation has taken such an initiative, the responsibility of birth registration remains in the regional office of the South City Corporation. In this regard, the chief health officer of Dhaka South City Corporation Dr. Fazle Shamsul Kabir said, according to the decision of our mayor, our regional office will still perform this responsibility.

It is known that according to the previous rule, one had to go to the 10 regional offices of North City for birth registration. People from Badda area of ​​North City have to go to Regional Office No. 10 at Kaowran Bazar, while citizens of Khilkhet have to go to Regional Office No. 9 at Mohakhali. Since this service is not available in his ward, he has to run to the regional office. As it serves several wards in one office, it is always crowded. Now an employee in the regional office performs the duties of assistant registrar and assistant health officer registrar. On the other hand, residents of 129 wards of Dhaka City Corporation have to go to the DC office located at Sadarghat in Dhaka for any minor correction. He also has to go to the DC office for correction of the birth registration of residents of Uttarkhan. As the services of the entire Dhaka residents are there, the service recipient has to go many times for one job. It has to suffer.

As per the new rules, it is proposed to give this responsibility to the Regional Executive Officer (of the rank of Deputy Secretary) for amendment.

North City Corporation Deputy Chief Health Officer Lt. Colonel Md. Golam Mustafa Sarwar said, we applied to the ministry to transfer the birth registration service from the regional office to the ward to eliminate the suffering. Later, the local government minister also agreed to this.

Meanwhile, the councilors say that if this responsibility is given to them, the suffering of the people will be reduced. But the pressure on the ward secretaries will increase. On the other hand, the new wards still do not have officially appointed secretaries. Arrangements should also be made to appoint the secretary.

Afshar Uddin Khan, councilor of Ward No. 1 of North City Corporation, said, “We have no objection in this regard.” But only a ward secretary will struggle to handle this task. More manpower should be appointed. DM Shamim, councilor of new ward number 50, said that the secretary we have now is not officially appointed. Ward secretary should be appointed to start this program in this ward.


The article is in Bengali

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