JS passes PIB Bill, 2018


SANGSAD BHABAN, July 11, 2018 (BSS) – The Jatiya Sangsad today passed the
Press Institute Bangladesh Bill, 2018 giving it a legal frame incorporating
provisions for its efficient functioning.

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu moved the bill as the House passed it
by voice votes with Deputy Speaker Fazley Rabbi Mia in the chair.

Inu said the proposed law would help the institute cope the challenges and
demands of the current age and develop its efficiency to promote the
journalism profession, research and training quality.

With the passage of the bill, all the media employees including the full
time journalists, editors, news editors, deputy editors, sub editors, feature
writers, reporters, newsmen, copy-writers, cartoonists, news photographers
and editorial assistants will be acknowledged under gazette notification.

The approval came after the parliamentary committee on the Information
Ministry scrutinized the bill in a meeting on June 10, 2018.