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Tk 24,774cr proposed for home ministry

The government has allocated Taka 24,774 crore
for the Ministry of Home in the proposed budget for the fiscal (FY) 2018-

Taka 21,424 crore has been allocated for Public Security Division of the
Home Ministry and Taka 3,350 crore Security Services Division of the Home
Ministry in the proposed budget for the FY 2018-19.

The proposed allocation for the ministry of home is Taka 2,531 crore higher
compared to the revised budget for the FY 2017-2018.

Placing the budget proposals at the Jatiya Sangsad here today, Finance
Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith said, “We have divided the previous Ministry
of Home Affairs into two divisions namely ‘Public Security Division’ and
‘Security Services Division’ for maintaining normal law and order and
peaceful environment.”

“The capacity of the law enforcing agencies is being enhanced by providing
necessary manpower, specialized equipment and vehicles, which will help
increase their efficiency and professionalism,” he also said.

“The services of the law enforcing agencies are being made pro-people
through use of ICT. In this regard, initiatives such as ‘E-Traffic
Prosecution and Fine Payment System’ and Service Friendly Traffic Management
System’ are underway,” he added.