BB governor’s age limit now 67 | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 10, 2020 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 10, 2020

BB governor’s age limit now 67

A bill titled "The Bangladesh Bank (Amendment) Bill, 2020" was passed in Parliament yesterday aimed at extending the age limit of the governor of the central bank to 67 years.

Planning Minister MA Mannan placed the bill at House in the absence of Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal and it was passed by voice vote.Currently, the age limit for the central bank governor is 65 years, according to Bangladesh Bank Order 1972.

Several lawmakers of opposition Jatiya Party and BNP opposed the bill, saying the bill aimed to give personal benefits to a particular person.They demanded withdrawing the bill and sending it to the committee of eliciting public opinion. The demand, however, was rejected by voice vote.

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