CSR fund to be monitored: Home Minister


DHAKA, April 12, 2017 (BSS)- The authorities would monitor the use of the fund from Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) to see if it is being used for financing militancy, Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan said today.

“We will monitor the CSR fund of banks and financial institutions to check if the fund is being used in a right way or being sourced for financing militancy,” the minister told reporters after the 6th meeting of a committee on combating militancy, held his secretariat office.

Khan said Bangladesh Bank (BB) had been advised to inform the committee about any suspicious transaction so the intelligence agencies could check those for taking necessary actions.

The minister said the committee also decided to monitor the activities of some educational institutions following report of intelligence agencies about possible link of the institutions with militancy.

The committee has been formed with secretaries from nine ministries and representatives of the central bank, intelligence agencies and other authorities concerned.

Among others, Inspector General of Police AKM Shahidul Hoque, Home Secretary Dr Kamal Uddin, Law Secretary Abu Saleh Sk Md Zahirul Haque, Special Branch Chief Javed Patwari, Border Guard Bangladesh Director General, RAB Director General Benzir Ahmed, DMP Commissioner Asaduzzaman Miah and other law enforcement agencies officials attended the meeting.