Tk 140 crore today proposed for ACC

DHAKA, The government has allocated Taka 140 crore for the AntiCorruption Commission (ACC) in the proposed budget for 20192020 fiscal placed today at Jatiya Sangsad in a bid to expedite the antigraft campaign.

The government had allocated Taka 123 crore for the ACC in the revised budget of 20182019 fiscal, which is Tk 17 crore lower in comparison to the proposed budget of this fiscal.

In a historic move, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina started announcing the proposed budget in the Jatiya Sangsad on behalf of Finance Minister AHM Mustofa Kamal as he felt sick at one stage of unveiling the proposed budget.

An Intelligence Unit has been established and one platoon armed police has been attached with the ACC for speeding up the activities of the commission, the premier said while unfolding the budget.

A web based software will be made for proper monitoring of all activities of the commission starting from lodging complaint, investigation, filing and follow up of corruption cases. For effective use of this software 200 officers will be trained, she also said.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)