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.