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Tk 74b proposed for Liberation War Affairs Ministry

June 07, 2024 00:00:00

The government has allocated Tk 74.74 billion for the Liberation War Affairs Ministry in the proposed budget for the fiscal year (FY) 2024-25, reports BSS.

The allocation is Tk 2.46 billion higher than the revised budget of Tk 72.43 billion of the previous FY 2023-24.

In his speech, Finance Minister AH Mahmood Ali said the government is relentlessly working to preserve the history, heritage, and memory of the great Liberation War and to ensure the welfare of the heroic freedom fighters.

Following the directives of the Prime Minister, the monthly honorarium for all categories of freedom fighters has been increased to a minimum of Tk. 20,000 considering the socio-economic status of the freedom fighters.

Furthermore, the honorarium for the martyrs, freedom fighters holding a title of honour, and war-wounded freedom fighters is now directly deposited into their bank accounts through the Government-to-Person (G2P) system, he said.

"We are providing grants for freedom fighters' honorarium, including festival allowances, Bengali New Year allowances, and Great Victory Day allowances for the freedom fighters who are alive."

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