Local Government, Rural Development (LGRD) and Cooperatives Minister Md. Tazul Islam yesterday directed the authorities concerned to take measures to bring an end to public harassment and prolonged process in issuing birth and death certificates.
“None will be spared who will take extra money except fixed fees or harass people for money for birth and death registration,” he said.
The minister came up with the remarks while presiding a view exchange meeting virtually on making the birth and death registration process dynamic.
Local Government Division Senior Secretary Helal Uddin Ahmed and Sylhet City Corporation Mayor Ariful Islam joined the meeting, among others.
Noting that many complaints are made for harassing the people over birth and death registration process, Tazul urged the officials concerned to take immediate steps for resolving the problems as soon as possible.
There is no alternative to make the birth and death registration process easier, he said, adding that the union parishad members can play a vital role by collecting birth dates and parents’ names of the people in their respective wards while chairmen can take necessary measures in this regard after holding discussions at the monthly meeting.