Origin of the Report
Mr. Iqbal Ahmad, our course coordinator of the course Legal Environment of Business has assigned me to prepare a report for this course. I have chosen “Responsibilities of a Deputy Commissioner” as my report theme.
The report was conducted as a partial requirement for the Legal Environment of Business course.
Every deputy commissioner is an Inspector for his district. But along with inspection he has a lot of responsibilities to perform. Another purpose of this term paper is to know about the responsibilities held by a deputy commissioner in Bangladesh.
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While going to prepare the paper it was found that there is no systematic treatment of the topic in the currently literature on public administration. In a number of places, a little thing was available.
In preparing the paper I have, however, tried to contact some former and present administrators. As there was no many printed materials, I had to rely on contacted personnel. I discussed with them, to understand a comprehensive idea about the responsibilities of a deputy commissioner. The responsibilities of a deputy commissioner are virtually infinite. There is no specific official duties and charter for a deputy commissioner. Rather there are many laws, ordinances, orders, rules and manuals, circulars etc. It is nearly impossible for any person to summarize the responsibilities by mentioning all the laws, ordinances, orders, rules and manuals, circulars etc.
A deputy commissioner enjoys a lot of authority and powers as well as his responsibilities. He may be called as an arbitrator in any sort of dispute in the district. He may need to go to any mishap for investigation whether it is in his “responsibilities” or not. In this case, responsibility is not what a deputy commissioner should do by charter but what he senses to do about a problem.
A deputy commissioner faces challenges in his every step. His working environment is very threatening and risky. He has to front both political and executive interference every time, like workings of various pressure groups, emotional agitation, trade and service unions, gheraos, mastanism and threats, assaults and attacks, etc. Political strength, will, determination and consensus are essential to remove and solve these problems. The other more important obstacles are lack of general education, people’s consciousness and participation, moral and democratic values of people, etc.
As there is no specific responsibilities for a deputy commissioner, it is important that accountability be ensured. Ensuring Accountability is very important for alighted and benevolent administration. For improvement of administration, its quality and efficiency; fulfillment of public policies, aims and targets; dispensation of justice; maximization of people’s welfare and improvement of the lot of the masses; prevent corruption in administration and its degradation etc. ensuring accountability is significant.
Administration is at once the index of Government, the people and the society. The degree of people’s welfare is concomitant to the quality of the administration. Good administration leads to prosperity, happiness and stability. Bad administration generates dissatisfaction, increases sufferings and causes rebellions; and finally leads to degeneration, decay and downfall of societies, governments and states.
No country can do without an administration machinery; and administrations do exist in all the countries of the world. Indeed earliest forms of administration machinery emerged with the...