MoPA Scrubs Books Purchase List of including 29 Books of Nabirul

Desk Report

Published: 29 Aug 2022, 05:52 pm

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1477 books have been scrubed from the book purchase list of the Ministry of Public Administration. Basically, the Ministry of Public Administration took the initiative to increase 'knowledge and learning habits' among government officials. In view of this, an allocation of Tk 9.54 million has been allocated for the purchase of books in the district and upazila. A list of 1 thousand 477 books has been sent along with it.

On Monday (August 29), Senior Secretary of the Public Administration Ministry, KM Ali Azam informed the journalists.

He said that a committee has been formed in this regard. Ali Azam said that from the next financial year, books based on the subject will be bought without the name of the author.

In the list of books given by the ministry with the aim of increasing knowledge and literacy, there were 29 books by the additional secretary of the ministry of public administration. There was a wide reaction among the conscious civil society about this.

Not only that, among the 1,477 books in the list, more than 100 books are written by at least 25 senior government officials. Many of the books have the same theme. The list includes many essential books on law, official topics, history and philosophy. However, as the books of many important authors are not included in this list, questions arise about the selection process.

According to the related sources, no committee has been formed for this initiative of buying books. Even the person in charge of books or library was not called in the meeting.

It is to be noted that in the list sent by the Ministry of Public Administration, it can be seen that 29 books of an additional secretary have been included in the list. Then discussion and criticism started on the matter through various media including social media.

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