The Jatiya Sangsad on Monday passed a supplementary budget of Tk 15,334 crore for the outgoing financial year 2017-18 to meet the increased expenditures under 23 ministries and divisions amid criticism against finance minister AMA Muhith by Jatiya Party lawmakers.
Finance minister AMA Muhith placed the supplementary budget in the parliament on June 7 along with the proposed budget for 2018-19.
The parliament approved the Appropriation (Supplementary) Bill 2018 by voice votes allowing the government to spend Tk 15,334 crore from the consolidated fund to meet the increased expenditures of the current financial year ending on June 30.
The revised budget outlay for the outgoing FY18 fell to Tk 3,71,495 crore from original outlay of Tk 4,00,266 crore with the passage of the bill.
The revenue income was revised downward at Tk.2,59,454 crore from at Tk 2,87,990 crore.
In the supplementary budget, the power division received highest Tk 3,926.11 crore followed Prime Minister’s Office that was given additional Tk 3,347.41 crore.
Supplementary budget gave additional allocation of Tk 471 crore for public administration ministry, Tk 1,162 crore for Economic Relations Division Tk 11.83 croer for Implementation Monitoring and Evaluation Division, Tk 50.91 crore for Statistics and Informatics Division, Tk 28.60 crore for foreign ministry, Tk 659 crore for defence ministry, Tk 56.33 crore for law and justice division, Tk 1,109 crore for public security division, Tk 4.0 crore for legislative and parliamentary affairs division, Tk 57.34 crore for women and children affairs ministry, Tk 49.80 crore for housing and public works ministry, Tk 315 crore for religious affairs ministry, Tk 1,860.60 crore locl government division, Tk 311 crore for rural development and cooperative division, Tk 91crore for land ministry, Tk 195.46 crore for water resources ministry, Tk 1,182 crore for road transports and highways division , Tk 173 crore for shipping ministry, Tk 93 crore for Chittagong Hill Tracts affairs ministry and Tk 162 crore for medical education and family welfare division.
Earlier, some Jatiya Party and independent members of parliament lawmakers brought 173 cut-motions, which were rejected by voice votes.
Lawmakers took part in the discussion on four out of total 24 demands for grants.
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