A bill titled “Bangladesh Madrasah Education Board Bill, 2020″ was placed in the Parliament on Sunday to replace an ordinance of 1978 in this regard.
Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni placed the Bill and it was sent to the respective Parliamentary Standing Committee. The Committee was asked to submit its report within 7 days.
According to the Article 28 of the proposed law, there will be (legal) protection of the activities the Madrasah Education has so far done since 1978. The activities would be considered as done under this (proposed) law and no activity (of the previous time) can be challenged as illegal.
Important changes brought in the bill are the employees of the board were declared as public servants and their retirement age fixed at 60 years like all other education boards.
In December last, the Cabinet approved the bill in principle bringing some amendments to the existing Madrasah Education Ordinance, 1978 as the Supreme Court declared all the laws made during military regimes illegal.
Source: United News of Bangladesh