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JS passes Tk 30,643.51cr supplementary budget

Staff Reporter:

The Parliament yesterday passed the supplementary budget of Tk 30,643.51 crore for the fiscal 2023-24 to meet the increased expenditures under different ministries and divisions for the outgoing fiscal year ending June 30.
Finance Minister Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali placed the supplementary budget in the House on June 6 along with the national budget of FY2024-25.
A total of Tk 7,61,785 crore was proposed in the budget of 2023-24 fiscal.
Different ministries, divisions and institutions sought increased amount under 20 demands for grant. Discussions, however, were held on only two cut-motions which were moved by three members.
These were on the allocation of Financial Institutions Division and ICT Division.
These cut motions were brought by Chief Whip of Opposition Party Md. Mujibul Haque and independ-ent lawmakers Pankaj Nath and Md Hamidul Haque Khandker.
However, those cut-motions were rejected by voice votes.
Under the supplementary budget outlay, the Agriculture Ministry got the highest allocation of Taka 8157.75 crore while the second largest allocation earmarked for the Water Resources Ministry with an outlay of Taka 4360.11 crore.
Local Government Division got Tk 2138.12 crore while the Planning Ministry Taka 1249.33 crore and Ministry of Public Administration Taka 592.49 crore.
Financial Institutions Division got Taka 495.52 crore, Disaster Management and Relief Ministry Taka 470.91 crore, Environment, Forests and Climate Change Ministry Taka 431.75 crore, Statistics and In-formatics Division Taka 152.69 crore, Religious Affairs Ministry Taka 61.81 crore, Energy and Mineral Resources Division Taka 148.76 crore, Election Commission Taka 318.46 crore, ICT Division Taka 14.26 crore, Bangladesh Public Service Commission Taka 14.16 cr, Posts and Telecommunications Divi-sion Taka 248.3 crore, Youth and Sports Ministry Taka 213.48 cr, Information and Broadcasting Minis-try Taka 17.52 cr, Labour and Employment Ministry Taka 26.46 cr and Cultural Affairs Ministry Taka 65.31 crore.

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