Major Challenges of Public Administration in Bangladesh: Few Observations and Suggestions
Keywords:Public administration, Challenges of bureaucracy, Improving administration, Public sector governance, Bangladesh.
This article tries to address some of the challenges of public administration in Bangladesh. By ensuring effective implementation of some in-built mechanism of bureaucracy and making provision of devolution type decentralization system, independent judiciary, ombudsman, ensuring effective role of participatory management, parliamentary committees, political pluralism, vibrant civil society, responsible media etc. bureaucracy can be made accountable. Openness and free flow of information regarding government policies, programs and projects can help in ensuring transparency. Powerful and effective anti-corruption commission by which misappropriation, defalcation of public fund or any kind of corrupt practices can be treated quickly with necessary punitive actions, measures for checking political corruption in public-sector can reduce corruption in public administration. Effective personnel management i.e. recruitment, training, promotion, transfer policy, result oriented performance evaluation system, rationalization of pay structure, modernization of office equipment, standardization of services, fruitful monitoring system, system of reward and punishment, modern budgetary and tax system, capacity building of personnel of legislative, judicial and executive branches etc. can help in overcoming the hurdles and challenges of public administration in Bangladesh.