Population Services and Training Center (PSTC) is the inheriting organization of Family Planning Services and Training Center (FPSTC) which was created by a government order in 1978. It is a non-government, not for profit voluntary Organization registered with the Directorate of Social Welfare in 1995 and with NGO Affairs Bureau in 1996 affiliated with Directorate of Family Planning in 1997 declared as the inheriting organization of FPSTC by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in 1997.
PSTC evolves under the leadership of eminent citizen of the nation, former defense personnel, valiant freedom fighter and a successful professional, Commander (Retd.) Abdur Rouf. He had been the first-ever Chief Executive of the then FPSTC. Later on he led the initiatives to turn a project into an organization known today as PSTC and became the Founder of the organization. PSTC has been working for the improvement and uphold the standard of livelihoods of poor and socially disadvantaged people by undertaking various programs and projects particularly, health service focused projects around the country.
Major accomplishments: PSTC (former FPSTC) has outstanding and significant achievements. It developed and promoted 82 NGOs throughout the country, which are playing a significant role to supplement and complement national health and family planning program during last four decades. As Member-Secretary of Family Planning Council of Voluntary Organization (FPCVO) & GO-NGO Coordination Committee, PSTC played significant role to enhance coordination and collaboration among both the government and non-government organizations. Previously, PSTC was used to act as resource organization for the national and local level NGOs as Grants Management Agency.
Improved quality of life of disadvantaged people of Bangladesh.
PSTC’s aim is to improve the health, social security and living conditions for people of Bangladesh, especially for those who are poor and socially disadvantaged, in sustainable way.
PSTC’s values are guided by the principles of commitment to its Mission, Vision, target people and the community as a whole. It adheres to the systems, inculcates the culture of integrity, modesty and team spirit.
PSTC is operated by its constitutionally approved governance structure. Different levels of functionary bodies make PSTC effective as per its policies, guidelines, mandates and approved constitutions.
The main guiding principles for governing. PSTC lies in the PSTC constitution as approved by the Directorate of Social Services, Ministry of Social Welfare, and Government of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh.
All the general members of PSTC constitutes the General Body of PSTC who has right to change/make amendments, declare dysfunction or ‘moving forward’ of the organization. There are 25 enlisted and approved general members at this moment. The zeal to work for the development of the community and having the good track record of professional history are the prerequisites of an individual for becoming a member of PSTC. To become a member of PSTC, one must have a recommendation from one of its existing members and approval of the Governing Body, which is then solemnized in the AGM.
A seven-member Governing Body (GB) elected by the general body works actively for setting up the standards and reviewing the overall policy guideline of the organization. The GB members oversee the implementation of the ongoing activities of the organization on a regular basis.
The Executive Director, who is also the ex-officio Member-Secretary of the GB, is responsible for overall implementation of the PSTC programs and projects. The ED is joined by Top Management Team (TMT) and a group
PSTC has its own vision, mission statement and values. PSTC is guided by its different approved policies, strategies and plans
- HR Management Manual
- Gender Policy
- Child Protection Policy
- HIV & AIDS Workplace Policy
- Ethics & Integrity Policy
- Fraudulence & Whistle blowing Policy
- Preventing Human Trafficking Policy
- Conflict of Interest Policy
- Staff Retention Strategy
- PSTC Succession Plan
- Financial Management & Accounting Manual
- Pricing Policy
- PSTC Expenses Policy
- Cost Sharing Policy
- Resource Mobilization Strategy
- PSTC Contingency Plan