Bangladesh Rural Development Board Bill, 2017 placed in JS

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SANGSAD BHABAN, Nov 22, 2017 (BSS) – The Bangladesh Rural Development Board Bill, 2017 was placed today in the Jatiya Sangsad to strengthen the legal frame of the board and the board can actively play for the rural development and poverty alleviation.

Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Minister Khandker Mosharraf Hossen placed the bill in the House with Speaker of the Jatiya Sangsad Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair.

With a view to bring all activities under the act, the proposed new bill was made annulling the Bangladesh Rural Development Board Ordinance, 1982 which was promulgated for establishing the BRDB as an autonomous body.

Placing the bill, the LGRD minister said as an autonomous body BRDB’s legal frame is to strengthen the organization by making it more active and strong. So, it is needed to enact “Bangladesh Rural Development Board Act, 2017”, the minister added.

Earlier, the government has prepared the draft of “Bangladesh Rural Development Board Act, 2017 Bill and the draft bill got final approval in a cabinet meeting on April 17, 2017.

Under the proposed bill, the BRDB will be operated in four administrative tiers like national level, divisional level, district and upazila or thana level.

The LGRD minister proposed the House to send the bill to the parliamentary standing committee on the LGRD ministry for providing report after further scrutinization of the bill in 45 days.

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