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Parliament gets Tk336.14C budget for next fiscal year

  • Published at 07:02 pm May 30th, 2021
Bangladesh Parliament building Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban Mehedi Hasan
FILE PHOTO: A general view of of the parliament complex in Dhaka Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The budget is 7.12% or Tk22.34 crore higher than that of the outgoing fiscal year of 2020-21

The Parliament Secretariat Commission on Sunday approved a Tk336.14 crore budget for the parliament to spend on its development and non-development expenditures for the next 2021-22 fiscal year.

The approval was given at the 32nd meeting of the commission held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.

The budget is 7.12% or Tk22.34 crore higher than that of the outgoing fiscal year of 2020-21, said a Parliament Secretariat handout.

The revised budget for the Parliament Secretariat in the previous fiscal year was Tk313.79 crore.

The meeting also approved the estimated budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year Tk359.67 crore and Tk384.85 crore for the 2023-24 fiscal year.

Commission Members Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, Law Minister Anisul Huq, and Deputy Opposition Leader GM Quader, on behalf of the opposition leader, attended the meeting.

Chief Whip Noor-e-Alam Chowdhury attended the meeting on special invitation.

In the beginning of the meeting, the commission discussed the implementation progress of the decisions taken at the 31st Commission meeting.

Parliament Secretariat's Senior Secretary Dr Zafar Ahmed Khan placed the agenda of the meeting, while Finance Division Secretary Abdur Rouf Talukder and Housing and Public Works Secretary Md Shahid Ullah Khandaker and other senior officials were also present.

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