Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud said the secretaries have been given responsibilities for coordination in implementing the decisions of the political government.
“They (secretaries) are working in coordination with public representatives in the districts,” he told reporters after addressing the coordination meeting of Chattogram district through online from his official residence on Thursday.
Hasan, also Awami League joint general secretary, presided over the meeting while senior secretary of Public Security Division of the Home Ministry Mostafa Kamal Uddin conducted it.
Jatiya Sangsad Whip Shamsul Haque Chowdhury, Chattogram City Mayor Rezaul Karim Chowdhury, former minister Anisul Islam Mahmud, MP, Chattogram Divisional Commissioner Md Kamrul Hasan, Chattogram Metropolitan Police Commissioner Saleh Md Tanvir, Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Mominur Rahman and senior officials of district health department and others departments took part in the meeting.
Different decisions in combating the COVID-19 situation were taken in the meeting.
Hasan said the secretaries are responsible for coordination of government activities. For this, they have been given the responsibilities of coordination of government activities in different districts, he added.
He said the government of a democratic country is a political government. The secretaries have been given the responsibilities of coordination in implementing the government decisions, in controlling and combating the COVID-19, in carrying out relief activities and others activities during the pandemic (coronavirus).