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Budget FY21: Tk1585 crore for law and justice sector, Tk222 crore for SC

  • Published at 06:54 pm June 11th, 2020

Land registration to be digitized

A total Tk1585 crore has been allocated for the law and justice sector, and Tk222 crore for the Supreme Court in the proposed budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year.

In the previous fiscal year, Tk1,196 crore was allocated for the law and justice sector and Tk195 crore for the Supreme Court.

While delivering the budget speech in parliament on Thursday, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal said: “The E-Judiciary project has been taken to bring the subordinate courts in the country under the ICT network. Through the project, each court will be transformed into an e-court room. As a result, case management will become more efficient.

“Each court, different offices attached to judicial proceedings such as thanas, hospitals and jails, and people concerned, such as investigators, witnesses, lawyers and accused persons, will be connected through the central network. This will reduce time and costs for the litigants, who will soon benefit if the project proceeds as projected,” he added.

Land registration to be digitized

The finance minister also said the land registration process will be digitized, in order to make it easier and more transparent.

“Once the inter-operability (E-Service Bus) or linkage is established among different government agencies, it will help ensure secure inter-connectivity and exchange of information at the field level among the land offices, settlement offices, sub-registraty offices and district registry offices, Directorate of Registration, other offices related to land, Election Commission, Department of Immigration and Passport, and Birth and Death Registration Office. This will enable citizens to avail electronic land registration services,” he added in the budget speech.