106 women of the country are performing the functions of the Upazila Executive Officer (UNO). About 25 percent of the working UNOs. In addition, there are 10 women secretaries in the government’s administration. Six Deputy Commissioners (DC) and 16 Additional Deputy Commissioners (ADC) are leading the concerned districts.
According to the relevant branch of the Ministry of Public Administration, in addition to the administration cadre, the number of women officers and employees in government jobs is increasing gradually.
In 2009, there were 2,79,114 people in government jobs…..
In 2015, the number has increased to 3,78,354 that means, the number of women workers in the government service increased by five years, about one and a half lakhs !!
There are 5,759 people in the Administration Administration cadre. About 1,100 of them are women.
According to the ministry’s appointment and posting section, the involvement of women officers in grassroots levels of the administration is increasing day by day. It can be seen that most of the women’s officers used to remain in Dhaka post. Now women from various important posts like DC and UNO have been working in various departments, districts and upazila.
Upazila women officers increased
There are currently 491 people in the upazila. At present, there are 388 UNOs in total upazilas, of which 106 women are women.
In most of the upazilas of some districts women are serving UNO. Like 8 out of 13 upazilas of Kishoreganj and 8 out of 12 upazilas in Tangail, now women are named as UNO. Among the 13 upazilas of Mymensingh, there are five UNO women in 5 upazilas.
Rasheda K. Chowdhury, adviser to the former caretaker government, sees this progress of women as critical for the decisions taken by the grassroots administration. He said in the first light, Bangladesh’s development and achievement in Bangladesh is now visible to the world.
However, women’s participation in decision making is still low. According to him, the position of the DC and UNO is most important to take administrative decisions in the grassroots. Increasing women’s participation in these posts is very positive.
A UNO upazila administration administers and coordinates the responsibility. They are the central government representatives. As a result, there is a lot of work pressure on them. On the condition of non-disclosure of names, many women said in the first light, UNO said they are performing duties with utmost sincerity. There is no difficulty in reading.
DC 6, ACD 16
According to the Ministry of Public Administration, among the 64 districts of the country, women are now deputy commissioners in 6 districts. These districts are Sirajganj, Faridpur, Laxmipur, Munshiganj, Pabna and Natore.
Besides, Sylhet divisional commissioner is now women in eight divisions. Her name was Mashamat Najmannara Khanum.
Sirajganj district commissioner Kamrun Nahar Siddiqa said in light of the first light, the DC’s workload is very heavy. She can handle that well. There is no separate pressure or problem as a woman.
By October 31, there were 206 Additional Deputy Commissioners (ADCs) all over the country. Out of these 16 women. Women’s organization organization BCS Women Network is organizing work for women officers.
10 Secretary women
According to the Ministry of Public Administration, until November 2, there are 10 women among the 78 posts of Secretary and equivalent. Thus, about 13 percent of the total secretary women This is the number of women secretaries in recent times. These officials are -senior secretaries of Prime Minister’s Office Suraiya Begum, Women and Children Affairs Secretary Natima Begum, Director General of Planning and Development Academy Kaniz Fatema, Secretary of Rural Development and Cooperatives Department Mafruha Sultana, Secretary of Public Service Commission Akhteri Momtaz, Managing Director of Bangladesh High-Tech Park Authority Hossain Ara Begum , Planning Commission member Joanna Aziz, Labor and Employment Thanasaciba Afroza Khan, a member of Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas karmasansthanasaciba Shamima Nargis Namita Halder and Planning Commission.
The senior secretary of the Public Administration Ministry, Mozammel Haque Khan said in the first light that the present government is taking various steps from the budget to increase the strategy, to bring the women forward. Now women are coming forward for jobs. Increasing women in different levels of administration has increased the pace of administration now. It may be seen that at one stage women and men will also be equal in the field of employment.