The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Liberation War Affairs Ministry today recommended increasing Freedom Fighters' (FFs) monthly honourarium to Tk 20,000.
The recommendation was made at a meeting of the committee chaired by Shajahan Khan at the Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban.
Committee members -- Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Kazi Firoz Rashid and Moslem Uddin Ahmad, joined the meeting.
The committee discussed the monthly honourarium of the freedom fighters and opined that as it was currently insufficient, it should be increased.
Members of the committee recommended increasing the monthly honourarium by Tk 8,000 to a total of Tk 20,000.
The meeting also decided to issue a letter to be signed by the secretary to use the word 'Bir' before the name of freedom fighters for all organisations having contact with FFs including Bangladesh Bank.
Besides, a three-member probe committee was formed with Shajahan Khan as the convener and Kazi Firoz Rashid and Moslem Uddin Ahmed as members to verify written allegations submitted to the parliamentary committee against some activities of the Muktijoddha Kallyan Trust.
The meeting was informed that the Jatiya Muktijoddha Council has canceled registration of some organisations involved in irregularities and corruption.
The meeting also decided to name roads in their respective areas after the heroic freedom fighters.
Secretary of the ministry and officials concerned were present at the meeting.