ACC gets TK 159cr in proposed budget

Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha . Dhaka | Published: 23:50, Jun 03,2021 | Updated: 23:54, Jun 03,2021


With a view to preventing corruption in the line with the government’s zero tolerance policy against graft, Tk 159 crore has been proposed for the Anti-Corruption Commission in the fiscal year 2021-2022, which is Tk nine crore higher than that of FY 2020-2021.

Finance minister AHM Mustafa Kamal came up with the proposal while unveiling the national budget for the FY 2021-22 in parliament on Thursday.

The proposed budget for the ACC was Tk 150 crore in FY 2020-2021, while the revised budget was Tk 121 crore.

‘The government has been providing adequate legal and financial assistance to the Anti-Corruption Commission, based on its demand and requirement, to carry out the anti-corruption and prevention activities in a transparent, impartial and effective manner, the finance minister said in his budget speech.

To further strengthen the national anti-graft body, there are plans to fully automate its overall activities, he said.

He said a web-based software would be developed for proper monitoring of investigation and case management work aiming to enhance the ACC’s institutional capacity.

The government will continue to take strict measures in curbing corruption, he added.

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