Tk 13,987 crore supplementary budget passed...

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Tk 13,987 crore supplementary budget passed

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 03:37 PM, 7 June 2021   Updated: 04:13 PM, 7 June 2021

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The supplementary budget of Tk 13,987.27 crore for 2020-21 fiscal has been passed in Jatiya Sangsad on Monday to meet the increased expenditures under 19 different ministries and divisions. 

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal placed the supplementary budget in the House on June 3 along with the national budget.

Today, the Finance Minister moved it in the House following general discussion on the supplementary budget.

Different ministries, divisions and Institutions sought the additional amount under 19 demands for grant. As many as 190 cut-motions were moved by 11 parliament members.

Discussions were held on two cut-motions - on Financial Institutions Division and Health Services Division.

These cut motions were brought by BNP lawmakers HarunurRashid, Rumeen Farhana, Mosharraf Hossain, Jatiya Party lawmakers Fakhrul Imam, Begum Raushan Ara Mannan,KaziFeroz Rashid, Barrister Shamim Haider Patwary,LiaquatHossain Khoka, Mohammad Mujibul HaqueChunnu,Gonoforum lawmaker Mukabbir Khan and Independent lawmaker Rezaul Karim Bablu.

However, those cut-motions were rejected by voice votes. 

According to the budget document, an amount of Tk 5,68,000crore were allocated in favour of 62 ministries and divisions for the 2020-21 fiscal. 

But in the supplementary budget, allocations for 19 ministries and divisions have been increased to Tk 13,987.27 crorewhile Tk 42,481.87 crore reduced for 43 ministries and divisions.

As a result, the budget allocations for these ministries and divisions got reduced of Tk 29,017 crore and the total allocation now stands at Tk 5,38,983 crore

The Local Government Division got the highest allocation of Tk 2890.45 crore while the Rural Development and Cooperatives Division the lowest Tk 1.40 crore.

As per the supplementary budget allocation, Prime Minister’s Office got Tk 482.03 crore while Cabinet Division Tk 9.70 crore, Election Commission Secretariat Tk 168.42 crore, Financial Institutions Division Tk 205.59 crore, Planning Division Tk 242.75 crore, Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division Tk 6.74 crore, Statistics and Information Management Division Tk 142.84 crore, Primary and Mass Education Ministry Tk 1,005.15 crore, Health Services Divisions Tk 2,850.48 crore, Housing and Public Works Ministry Taka 489.37 crore, Religious Affairs Ministry Tk 384.51 crore, Industries Ministry Tk 565.37 crore, Textile and Jute Ministry Tk 1,905.68 crore, Fisheries and Livestock Ministry Tk 332.78 crore, Water Resources Ministry Tk 1,039.99 crore, Road Transport and Highway Division Tk 676.62 crore and Shipping Ministry got Tk 676.66 crore.

Earlier, treasury and opposition lawmakers discussed on the supplementary budget of 2020-21 on the outset of the session.

Treasury bench lawmaker Amir Hossen Amu of Jhalokati-2, Deputy leader of the opposition Golam Mohammad Quader of Lalmonirhat-3, participated in the supplementary budget discussion.