The Parliament Secretariat Commission on Sunday approved a Tk 332.53 crore budget for Parliament to spend on its development and non-development expenditures for the next fiscal year (2018-19).
The approval was given at the 29th meeting of the Commission held at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban with Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury in the chair, according to UNB report.
Of the total budget, Tk 298.43 crore will be spent on non-development sector while Tk 34.18 crore on development sector.
The approved budget is Tk 17.62 crore more or 5.60 percent higher than the revised budget of the current fiscal.
The meeting also approved the projected budget for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 fiscal years. It also okayed the revised budget of the outgoing financial year (2017-18).
Prime Minister and Leader of the House Sheikh Hasina, Finance Minister AMA Muhith, Law Minister Anisul Huq and Opposition Leader Raushon Ershad were present at the meeting.
Chief Whip ASM Firoz attended the meeting on special invitation.
At the beginning of the meeting, a video documentary was screened on the ongoing development project on Parliament Library.