Parliament has passed the supplementary budget of Tk Tk 139.87 billion for the fiscal 2020-21 to meet the increased expenditures under 19 different ministries and divisions.
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal placed the supplementary budget on Monday in the House on June 3 along with the national budget.
A total of Tk 5.68 trillion was allocated in favour of 62 ministries and divisions in the budget of 2020-21 fiscal, reports UNB.
In the supplementary budget, the expenditure for 19 ministries and divisions was increased by Tk 139.87 billion while the expenditures for 43 ministries and divisions was reduced by 424.81 billion.
As a result, the budget allocations for these ministries and divisions were reduced by Tk 290.17 billion and the total allocation now stands at Tk 5.38 trillion.
On Monday, the Finance Minister moved the Supplementary Budget in the House following general discussions on it.
Different ministries, divisions, and institutions sought increased amount under 19 demands for grant. As many as 190 cut-motions were moved by 11 members.
Discussions, however, were held on two cut-motions – on financial institutions division and health services division.
These cut motions were brought by Jatiya Party MPs Kazi Firoz Rashid, Mujibul Huq, Fakhrul Imam, Rowshan Ara Mannan, Shamim Haider Patwary, Liaquat Hossain Khoka, BNP MPs Md Harunur Rashid, Rumin Farhana, Md. Mosharof Hosen and Gonoforum MP Mukabbir Khan and Independent MP Md. Rezaul Karim Bablu.
However, those cut-motions were rejected by voice votes.
The Local government Division got the highest allocation of Tk 28.90 billion while the Rural Development and Cooperatives Division the lowest Tk 14.0 million.
The Prime Minister’s Office got Tk 4.82 billion while the Cabinet Division Tk 97.0 million, the Election Commission Secretariat Tk 790.90 million, the Financial Institutions Division Tk 2.05 billion, the Planning Division Tk 2.42 billion, IMED Tk 67.40 million, the Statistics and information Management Division Tk 1.42 billion, the Primary and Mass Education Ministry Tk 10.05 billion, the Health Services Division Tk 28.50 billion, the Housing and Public Works Ministry Tk 4.89 billion, the Religious Affairs Ministry Tk 3.84 billion, the Industries Ministry Tk 5.65 billion, the Textile and Jute Ministry Tk 19.05 billion, the Fisheries and Livestock Ministry Tk 3.32 billion, the Water Resources Ministry Tk 10.39 billion, the Transportation and Highways Division Tk 6.76billion and the Shipping Ministry Tk 6.76 billion.