JS-29 ACC gets TK 159 crore in proposed budget

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ACC gets TK 159 crore in proposed budget

SANGSAD BHABAN, June 3, 2021 (BSS) – With a view to preventing corruption in the

line with the government’s zero tolerance policy against graft, TK 159 crore has

been proposed for the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in the fiscal year (FY)

2021-2022, which is TK nine crore higher than that of FY 2020-2021.

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal came up with the proposal while unveiling the

national budget for the FY 2021-22 in Parliament today.

The proposed budget for the ACC was TK 150 crore in FY 2020-2021, while the

revised budget was Taka 121 crore.

“The government has been providing adequate legal and financial assistance to the

Anti-Corruption Commission, based on its demand and requirement, to carry out the

anti-corruption and prevention activities in a transparent, impartial and

effective manner, the finance minister said in his budget speech.

To further strengthen the national anti-graft body , there are plans to fully

automate its overall activities, he said.

Kamal said a web-based software will be developed for proper monitoring of

investigation and case management work aiming to enhance the ACC’s institutional

capacity.

The government will continue to take strict measures in curbing corruption, he

added.

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