23 Aug 2021, 16:48
Update : 17 Oct 2022, 16:35

'Sheikh Russel Day' to be observed on Oct 18


   'Sheikh Russel Day' to be observed on Oct 18

   DHAKA, August 23, 2021 (BSS) - 'Sheikh Russel Day' will be observed on
October 18 each year as the Cabinet meeting today approved a proposal on it.

   Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam, after the weekly Cabinet
meeting, said in a media briefing that the meeting also approved the proposal
of listing it in "Ka kramic" (A Grade) to observe the day nationally on
October 18.   

   Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the meeting held at the Cabinet
Division's meeting room in the Secretariat, joining virtually from her
official residence Ganabhaban.    

   The cabinet secretary said the ICT Division placed the proposal of
observing 'Sheikh Russel Day', saying that they introduced the second phase
of 'Sheikh Russel Digital Lab' project.   

   Under the project, 'Sheikh Russel Digital Lab' to be installed at 5,000
educational institutions across the country. A total of 300 educational
institutions will be turned into "School of Future" in line with the project.   

   In the meeting, the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs also said that
they have been observing 'Sheikh Russel Day' on October 18 since the last
10/12 years.   

   Both the ICT Division and Ministry of Women and Children Affairs made a
proposal to list it as A Grade to create a huge impact among the children of
the country, said the cabinet secretary.   

   'Sheikh Russel Day' would be observed to mark the birthday of the youngest
son of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.   

   The Cabinet also gave the final approval to the draft of Bangladesh
Supreme Court Judges (Remuneration and Privileges) Act, 2021 in order to
replace the existing ordinance of 1978.   

   A provision of cook allowance for the judges was incorporated in the draft
law while the sumptuary allowance for the judges-- the Chief justice, judges
of the Appellate Division and the High Court-- was increased, Anwarul Islam

   Another bill, the draft of Bangladesh Supreme Court Judges (Travelling
Allowance) Act, 2021 was cleared by the meeting in a bid to replace an
ordinance of 1976.   

   "Only some minor changes were brought in the proposed law as allowances
were increased slightly to make these time-befitting," said the cabinet

   The Cabinet gave the final nod to the draft of Bangladesh Legal
Practitioners and Bar Council Act, 2021 with a provision of allowing the
government to form an ad-hoc committee for maximum one-year tenure to arrange
the Bar Council election in an unusual situation.