Allowance for valiant Freedom Fighters of the nation will be increased from Tk 12,000 to Tk 20,000 in the next fiscal year.
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal gave the information while presenting proposed budget for 2021-22 in Parliament on Thursday.The government has allocated Tk 1,920 crore to this end. This allocation was made following the Prime Minister's announcement in February to increase Freedom fighters' monthly allowance.
Monthly allowance for freedom fighter was introduced in FY2013-2014.
Besides, the government has also started constructing 30,000 "Bir Nibas" for the freedom fighters at the cost of Tk 4,122 crore to ensure their safe accommodation.