Ministries to sign annual performance agreements tomorrow


DHAKA, July 3, 2018 (BSS) – Ministries as well as divisions will sign separate annual performance agreements (APA) tomorrow with the cabinet division for increasing transparency and accountability of government activities.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is expected to witness the APA signing ceremony for 2018-19 financial year, to be held at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).

Secretary (coordination and reforms) of the cabinet division NM Ziaul Alam told newsmen this while describing the APA at a press briefing at Bangladesh Secretariat today.

He said the ministries and divisions are going to sign the fifth consecutive APA deals for infusing dynamism into implementation of various projects and development programmes of the government.

“The APA means one year working plan to be completed by each ministry or division,” Ziaul Alam said.

He said the cabinet secretary on behalf of the prime minister and secretaries or senior secretaries on behalf of the ministers concerned would sign the APA.

Alam, however, said secretaries or senior secretaries would hand over the APA to the prime minister after signing the agreements.

He said the New Annual Performance Agreement is prepared considering the Vision 2021, Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), Seventh Fifth Year Plan and Ministry Allocation of Business (Work and Regulations Responsibilities).

He said the average achievement of the ministries and divisions according to the agreement in the fiscal year 2017-18 was 91 percent.