JS budget session starts...

Dhaka, Friday   25 June 2021

JS budget session starts

 Staff Correspondent daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 08:07 PM, 2 June 2021  

JS budget session starts

JS budget session starts

The budget session of the 11th Jatiya Sangsad (JS) for the fiscal year 2021-2022 has started at 5 pm on Wednesday in compliance with the health guidelines. Like the previous year, this time the session will be very short. The budget for the fiscal year 2021-22 will be presented on Thursday.

The session began with Speaker Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chowdhury in the chair. The Speaker nominated the presidium at the beginning of the session.

The members of the presidium are Shahiduzzaman Sarkar, AB Tajul Islam, Mazharul Haque Pradhan, Anisul Islam Mahmud, Rumana Ali. In the absence of the Speaker-Deputy Speaker, the foremost among them will preside over the session.

After the nomination of the presidium, the Speaker placed a condolence motion in the parliament commemorating those who died in between the last and the beginning of this session.

The budget proposal for the fiscal year 2021-2022 will be tabled in the parliament on Thursday, June 3, the second working day of the session. Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal will place the budget of Tk 6,03,681 crores for 2021-22 fiscal at 3:00 pm, tomorrow. 

It will be presented after approval at a special cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. According to the Parliament Secretariat, the session will not last more than two weeks as per the normal budget and the entire session will be completed in a very short span of time.

Last year, the budget session was adjourned after 9 working days due to the Corona epidemic, which is the shortest budget session in the history of Bangladesh.

This time, only budget and important work will be discussed in the question and answer session with the Prime Minister and Ministers.

Due to the Corona situation, MPs, ministers, officials, and employees of the Parliament Secretariat will have to enter the Parliament Secretariat this time with Covid-19 negative certificate. In addition, elderly and sick MPs have been discouraged from attending parliamentary sessions.

The session will be conducted with less than 100 members of parliament every day to maintain distance. According to the constitution, there are restrictions on presenting the budget before June 30 and there is a provision for the participation of members of parliament in the session during the budget.