budget

Why silent on troubled banks?

In a rare show of anger and frustration, some ruling party and opposition lawmakers blasted the finance minister in parliament yesterday for his complete silence on the widespread irregularities in...

May 7, 2022
May 7, 2022

Here’s what the 2022-23 budget must address

The national budget for the next fiscal year will be the third since the start of the Covid-19 crisis in March 2020. Can we expect it to address the current realities, contexts and challenges of...

June 11, 2018
June 11, 2018

Why silent on troubled banks?

In a rare show of anger and frustration, some ruling party and opposition lawmakers blasted the finance minister in parliament yesterday for his complete silence on the widespread irregularities in...

June 9, 2018
June 9, 2018

Why digitising our public services is so important

It is hardly a subject that is discussed in the public domain nowadays, but one recalls “Digital Bangladesh” being the centrepiece of the ruling party's electoral campaign in 2008 and onwards....

June 19, 2017
June 19, 2017

Budget without a basis

Our finance minister has proposed a mega budget of Tk 4,00,266 crore for FY2017-18, of which Tk 1,53,331 crore is earmarked for Annual Development Programme (ADP).

June 8, 2016
June 8, 2016

Budget not feasible, for the people: BNP

Proposed budget is not for the development of the people, BNP says in its budget reaction.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

Pension for pvt jobholders by 2019: Muhith

Finance Minister AMA Muhith says the government plans to introduce pension scheme for the private sector by the end of its tenure in 2019.

June 3, 2016
June 3, 2016

How will the government arrange the money?

I must say that the budget is too ambitious in terms of size. It's 15.5 percent larger than the current FY's initial budget and 29 percent higher than the revised one.

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

Prices down, prices up

The finance minister proposes changes to duties and taxes on different products, which will result in increase and decrease in their prices.

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

Electronic cash register outside district towns to be mandatory

To ensure deposition of VAT by traders outside district towns, the government has planned to make it mandatory for trading units outside the district towns to use Electronic Cash Register (ECR) and...

June 2, 2016
June 2, 2016

No change in tax-exempted income threshold for individuals

The government has decided not to bring any change to seven tax rates, which include tax-exempted income-threshold for individual tax payers.