Proposed National Budget 2019-20

EC given Tk 1,921cr allocation

Staff Correspondent

14 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

EC given
Tk 1,921cr allocation

The government has proposed Tk 1,921 crore for the Election Commission Secretariat in the 2019-20 fiscal year.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal on Thursday in his budget speech put the proposal for EC.

In 2018-19 fiscal year, the allocation was Tk 4,343 and Tk 1,895 crore in 2017-18 fiscal year.

However, the election commission sought a total allocation of around Tk2,000 crore from the budget.

In April, Ministry of Finance issued a circular in this regard.

It said two different kinds of budgets will be allocated - one for operational and one for development purpose.