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Parliament approves 8% increase in allocation

The Jatiya Sangsad Secretariat Commission has approved a proposal to increase the allocation of the Jatiya Sangsad by 7.12 percent for the next 2021-2022 financial year. Out of the allocated Tk 337.14 crore, Tk 335.39 crore has been allocated for the management sector and Tk 75 lakh for the development sector.

Chairman of the Parliament Secretariat Commission Speaker Dr. presided over the meeting of the Parliament Secretariat Commission held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban on Sunday afternoon. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury. The meeting was attended by Leader of the House and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal, Minister for Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Anisul Haque and Deputy Leader of the Opposition GM Quader on behalf of the Leader of the Opposition. Chief Whip Nur-e-Alam Chowdhury took part in the meeting on special invitation. In addition to the meeting, the senior secretary of the Parliament Secretariat. Concerned officials including Zafar Ahmed Khan were present.

According to committee sources, in the current fiscal year 2020-2021, the total budget allocation was Tk 334.51 crore, including Tk 334.51 crore in the management sector and Tk 83 lakh in the development sector. In the revised budget, it has been reduced to Tk 313.69 crore. And in the next 2021-2022 financial year, an allocation of Tk 337.14 crore was approved. Which is 22 crore 34 lakh 32 thousand taka or 7.12 percent more than the revised budget of 2020-2021 financial year.

The meeting also reviewed the implementation-progress of the commission’s decisions, amended the Rules and Regulations for Recruitment of Officers and Employees in the Parliament Secretariat-1994 and reviewed the latest progress of ongoing projects of the Parliament Secretariat.

It may be mentioned that the budget allocation was approved in the Parliament Secretariat Commission meeting for the sovereign organization Jatiya Sangsad to meet the expenses related to the salaries and allowances of the concerned. Later it was sent to the Ministry of Finance. Besides, various policy-making decisions including creation of new posts in the Parliament Secretariat and formulation of projects were taken at the commission meeting.