Wounded freedom-fighters, families to get Tk 400cr
Finance Minister AMA Muhith has proposed to allocate Tk 400 crore in 2018-19 fiscal to support insolvent war-wounded and sick freedom-fighters or their spouses, children or grand-children.
The allocation has been proposed under the social protection coverage for the next fiscal year.
Moreover, Baishakhi allowances and the Victory Day allowances will be provided to the freedom fighters from the next fiscal year.
The allocation for the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs increased by Tk 412 crore to Tk 4,261 crore.
A draft law titled 'Bangladesh Muktijoddha Kalyan Trust Act, 2018' has been formulated for the welfare of all civil, military, martyred, titled and wounded freedom fighters through the Freedom Fighters Welfare Trust.
The draft bill is now ready to be placed before parliament.