‘Transfer of official for conducting drive unacceptable’

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 22:32, Jun 12, 2019 | Updated : 22:33, Jun 12, 2019

The transfer of a public servant following a drive against a business outlet is totally unacceptable, says Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Her remarks came while speaking in Parliament on Wednesday (Jun 12) during a question-and-answer session.
“I was not in the country during the Ramadan, when an officer conducted drive against some business outlets and had to face actions for it,” she said before adding it was not acceptable to her.
“I’m also saying today that he will have to be kept in the same charge.”
Her comments came in an oblique reference to the transfer of a deputy director of the Directorate of National Consumer Rights Protection (DNCRP) after he had ordered the shutdown of large clothes retailer’s outlet in Dhaka for overpricing their products.
The government, however, revoked the transfer order of the official, who made the headlines for his drive against consumer rights violations.
In response to a query from Jatiya Party MP Dr Rustum Ali Faraji (Pirojpur-3), the Hasina, the Leader of the House, said even owners of renowned businesses cannot guarantee that there is nothing bad in their firms.
“Why should not [public servants] conduct drives there to aware them? Small business will not be spared, why not that will be the case for large businesses?” she said.
Describing the process of stamping out corruption and irregularities as a ‘perilous job’, Hasina said, “Those who try to fix these are vilified. And there are some news outlets, which immediately start to run reports against them. I think the focus should be on doing the right thing and not pay attention on who says what.”