Sheikh Hasina Rural Development Academy, Jamalpur Bill, 2023 passed in Parliament as the act will play significant role in developing the livelihood of the people living in the greater Mymensingh and other regions.
On behalf of state minister for rural development and Cooperatives division Shawpan Bhattachariya, Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives Tajul Islam moved the bill and it was passed by voice votes with Deputy Speaker Shamsul Huq Tuku in the chair.
“The draft law titled “Sheikh Hasina Palli Unnayan Academy, Jamalpur Act-2023″ to improve the standard of living for the rural communities,” said the minister.
The functions of the academy include conducting research; taking joint programmes in collaboration with local and international research firms and educational institutions on approval of the government; and introducing different courses over rural development, including post-graduate diploma courses, graduate diploma courses and certificate courses, he said.
The development academy will run under 21-member governing boards to be headed by the Minister or the State Minister for Rural Development and Cooperatives Division as its chairman, he added.