The cabinet issues set of directives, including sending returnees from abroad to a 14-day compulsory quarantine as part of precautionary measures against the coronavirus.
Senior Secretary to Bridges Division Khandker Anwarul Islam has been appointed as the cabinet secretary.
The cabinet yesterday approved a draft law that would allow the government to use “idle funds” of state-owned organisations for development work. There are 68 state-owned autonomous organisation which have Tk 2,12,100 crore deposited in banks, said Cabinet Secretary
The cabinet has approved the draft of a law that will pave the way for depositing the idle money to the public exchequer as Tk 2,12,100 crore remained unused till May this year.
The Cabinet approves the government’s plan to provide meals to nearly 1.5 crore primary school students in order to increase attendance and reduce the number of dropouts.
The cabinet extends by another five years till 2024 the Speedy Trial Act that deals with serious crimes such as extortion, vandalism and tender manipulation.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reshuffled the cabinet to ensure quality work, Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Quader has said.
The new ministers, state ministers and deputy ministers have been sworn-in to the cabinet as the first step towards formation of Sheikh Hasina’s third consecutive government.