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Tk 17,524cr supplementary budget passed in JS

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Published: 22:43, 13 June 2022   Update: 22:47, 13 June 2022
Tk 17,524cr supplementary budget passed in JS

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The parliament on Monday passed the supplementary budget of Tk 17,524 crore for fiscal 2021-22 to meet the increased expenditures under different ministries and divisions.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal placed the supplementary budget in Jatiya Sangsad on Thursday along with the national budget.

In FY22, the total budget was Tk 603,681 crore in favour of 62 ministries and divisions. In the supplementary budget the expenditure in 27 ministries and divisions was increased to Tk 17,524.64 crore while expenditures in 35 ministries and divisions was reduced by Tk 22,614.18 crore.

As a result, the budget allocations for these ministries and divisions got reduced of Tk 10,181 crore and the total allocation now stands at Tk 5,93,500 crore.

On Monday, the Finance Minister moved the supplementary budget in the house following general discussion on it.

Different ministries, divisions and institutions sought increased amount under 26 demands for grant. As many as 238 cut-motions were moved by eleven members.

Discussions were held on four cut-motions – on Public Security Division, Health Services Division, Local Government Division and Disaster Management and Relief Ministry.

These cut motions were brought by Jatiya Party MPs Kazi Firoz Rashid, Mujibul Huq, Fakhrul Imam, Rowshan Ara Mannan, Shameem Haider Patwary, Pir Fazlur Rahman, BNP MP Md Harunur Rashid, Rumeen Farhana, Md. Mosharof Hosen and Gonoforum MP Mokabbir Khan and Independent MP Md Rezaul Karim Bablu.

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

The Finance Division got the highest allocation of Tk 5307.56 crore while the Environment, Forrest and Climate Change Ministry the lowest Tk 1.14 crore.

The Prime Minister’s Office got Tk 500.69 crore while Election Commission Secretariat Tk 75.66 crore, Financial Institutions Division Tk 78.25 crore, Economic Relations Division Tk 110.59 crore, Armed Forces Division Tk 4 crore, Law and Justice Division Tk 7.81 crore, Public Security Division Tk 178.16 crore, Primary and Mass Education Ministry Tk 1908.71 crore, Heath Services Division Tk 250.81 crore, Housing and Public Works Ministry Tk 497.62 crore, Information and Broadcast Ministry Tk 52.25 crore, Religious Affairs Ministry Tk 282.83 crore, Youth and Sports Ministry Tk 142.56 crore, Local Government Division Tk 391.97 crore, Industries Ministry Tk 626.59 crore, Expatriate Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry Tk 12.42 crore, Textile and Jute Ministry Tk 147.08 crore, Agriculture Ministry Tk 2742.34 crore, Water Resources Ministry Tk 757.69 crore, Food Ministry Tk 2334.41 crore, Disaster Management and Relief Ministry Tk 172.71 crore, Transportation and Highways Division Tk 54.56 crore, Civil Aviation and Tourism Ministry 353.41 crore Chittagong Hill Tracts Affairs Ministry Tk 131.36 crore and Liberation War Affairs Ministry Tk 401.31 crore.