Parliament on Monday passed the Bangladesh Rural Development Board Bill, 2017, aiming to make the existing law more time-befitting one.
State Minister for Rural Development & Co-operatives Division Ministry Moshiur Rahman Ranga moved the Bill and it was passed by voice vote.
Under the proposed law, a board will be constituted with the LGRD Minister as its Chairman and Secretary to the Ministry as its Vice-Chairman.
The DGs of Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (Bard) and RDA, representatives from the Ministries of Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock and other organisations concerned will be its members.
The Board’s head office will be in Dhaka and its branches can be established anywhere in the country if it deems necessary.unb