Madrasah Education Board Bill-2020 placed in parliament

Madrasah Education Board Bill-2020 placed in parliament



A bill titled “Bangladesh Madrasah Education Board Bill, 2020″ was placed in parliament today to replace a 1978 ordinance in this regard.

Education Minister Dipu Moni placed the bill, which was sent to the Parliamentary Standing Committee for scrutiny.

The committee was asked to report back to the parliament within seven working days.

According to Article 28 of the proposed law, there will be (legal) protection of the activities the Madrasa Education has so far done since 1978.

The activities would be considered as done under this (proposed) law and no activity (of the previous time) can be challenged as illegal.

Important changes brought in the bill also include the employees of the board being declared as public servants and their retirement age fixed at 60 years like all other education boards.

In December last, the cabinet approved the bill in principle, bringing some amendments to the existing Madrasah Education Ordinance, 1978, as the Supreme Court declared all the laws made during military regimes illegal.

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