Afroza Sultana: ICT Division is also in the first place this year. In the overall evaluation of the annual innovation work plan, out of 100 marks, this department has got the first place with the highest score of 99.7 among 52 ministries and departments.
The ICT Department has also secured 1st position in the overall evaluation of the Annual Innovation Action Plan for the Fiscal Year 2020-21. Cabinet Secretary Khandaker Anwarul Islam congratulated the Information and Communication Technology Department in a semi-official letter for setting such a precedent in innovation activities. Annual Innovation Action Plan Implementation and Evaluation Guidelines for Ministries / Divisions / Offices / Agencies and Field Level Departments are prepared by the Cabinet Division every year. The present government is working relentlessly to make the country a developed and prosperous country by 2041.
The innovation activities of the Ministries / Departments play a dynamic role in the implementation of the action plan adopted by the Government. In this regard, State Minister for Information and Communication Technology Junaid Ahmed Palak in his response said that this achievement was possible due to the visionary leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the guidance and supervision of Hon’ble Adviser on ICT to the Prime Minister Sajeeb Wazed Joy.
Bangladesh is ahead in information technology from many countries of the world. He said that in the last 13 years, due to proper infrastructure development in the IT sector and timely adoption and implementation of various programs, it has been possible to keep education, health, agriculture, courts and supply system in operation even in the Kovid-19 epidemic. Sajib Wazed expressed his gratitude for the victory. He also expressed his gratitude to the ICT department, all the concerned departments, agencies and project officials and employees for their tireless efforts.
It is to be noted that in the annual development program of FY 2020-21, the Department of Information Technology also achieved the first place among all the Ministries and Departments in the implementation of ADP. The rate of ADP implementation of this department on the basis of release of funds was 99.92 percent.
This information is published in the ADP Implementation Progress Report on a monthly basis by the Ministry of Planning and Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation.