Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Thursday asked government officials to remain alert against bribery and corruption as the social diseases spoil the development of the country.
"All will have to be alert against bribery and corruption that spoil our [development] activities. You'll have to raise awareness among the people in this regard," she said while addressing the concluding ceremony of 113th, 114th and 115th Law and Administration Courses at Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy in the city.
The Prime Minister asked the fresh officers of the administration to spend public money properly for the planned development of the country.
"I request you to pay special attention so that we can do more development [works] spending the public money economically," she said.
Pointing at field-level administration officials, Sheikh Hasina said if an officer wishes, he or she can change the outlook of a district, an upazila or a union by making development visible there.
"You'll have to have such innovative ideas, plans and thoughts (to do so)," she said.
She also asked the government officers to pay special attention to the ongoing drives against drug, terrorism and corruption.
The Prime Minister distributed certificates among the participants of the five-month training courses. A total of 120 admin cadre officers attended the three courses.
State Minister for Public Administration Ministry Farhad Hossain, Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Administration Ministry HN Ashequr Rahman and Public Administration Secretary Faiz Ahmed spoke at the function presided over by Rector of the Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy Kazi Rowshan Akhter.