Parliament passes Tk 151.66b supplementary budget

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 19:20, Jun 17, 2019 | Updated : 19:22, Jun 17, 2019

Parliament Session (File Photo)The Parliament haspassed the supplementary budget of Taka 151.66 billion for the outgoing 2018-19 fiscal to meet the increased expenditures under different ministries and divisions, reports BSS.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on behalf of the finance minister moved the Appropriation (Supplementary) Bill, 2019 in the House on Jun 17.

The lawmakers approved the bill by voice votes allowing the government to spend Taka 151.66 billion from the consolidated fund to meet the expenditures of the current fiscal ending on Jun 30, 2019.

Different ministries, divisions and institutions sought the additional amount under 35 demands for the grant.

Jatiya Party lawmakers Kazi Feroz Rashid, Fakhrul Imam, Rawshan Ara Mannan, BNP lawmaker Harunur Rashid, Gono Forum lawmaker Mokabber Khan raised most of the cut motions which were rejected by voice votes.

But before that opposition lawmakers took part in short discussion on their cut motions while ministers concerned defended their demand for grants before the passage of the supplementary budget of the current fiscal 2018-19.

Later, the House unanimously passed the Appropriation (Supplementary) Bill 2019 through voice votes.

The total allocation in the current national budget was Taka 4643.73 billion. Later, the allocation in the revised budget stands at Taka 4425.41 billion.

In the national budget of the current fiscal, the revenue income was estimated at Taka 3433.31 billion. In the revised budget, the revenue was kept at Taka 3203.99 billion.

Besides, the size of the Annual Development Programme (ADP) outlay in the national budget was Taka 1.73 trillion which was reduced to Taka 1.67 trillion in the revised budget of 2018-19 fiscal.

In the supplementary budget, the highest Taka 2447.88 billion was allocated for the Election Commission while Taka 1604.64 billion was sanctioned for the Ministry of Defense.

Besides, the local government division got Taka 1542.84 billion, Taka 1276.79 billion for the power division and Taka 1182.93 billion earmarked for the Housing and Public Works Ministry.

In addition to this, Taka 9.72 billion was sanctioned for the Secondary and Higher Education division, Taka 8.76 billion the Ministry of Textile and Jute, Taka 6.77 billion the Shipping Ministry, Taka 6.74 billion for the Security Service division Under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Taka 6.74 billion was given to the Public Security Division under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Taka 5.86 billion allocated for the Ministry of Water Resources, Taka 4.28 billion for the Economic Relations Division (ERD).

Taka 3.26 billion for the Religious Affairs Ministry, Taka 3.05 billion got the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry, Taka 2.29 billion for the Public Administration Ministry, Taka 2.20 billion for the Industries Ministry, Taka 1.90 billion for the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taka 1.51 billion for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taka 1.41 billion for the Statistics and Information Management Division.

Taka 0.69 billion allocated for the Environment, Forest and Climate Change Ministry, Taka 0.59 billion for the Disaster Management and Relief Ministry, Taka 0.55 billion for the Technical and Madrasha education division, Taka 0.54 billion for the Law and Judicial Division, Taka 0.46 billion for the Bangladesh Public Service Commission (BPSC), Taka 0.57 billion for the Rural Development and Cooperative Division, Taka 0.21 billion for the Youth and Sports Ministry and Taka 0.05 billion for the Anti-Corruption Commission(ACC).