Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha Bill, 2018 places in parliament


SANGSAD BHABAN, Sept 18, 2018 – The Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha Bill, 2018
was placed in the parliament with a view to bring the organization into a legal frame.

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu today placed the bill in the House with Speaker Dr Shirin
Sharimin Chaudhury in the chair.

Piloting the bill, the Information minister said the proposed bill will replace the Bangladesh
Sangbad Sangstha Ordinance, 1979.

As per the proposed bill, the headquarters of the organization will be established in Dhaka and its
branch offices will be set up anywhere of the country, if necessary, with prior government

The organization will have a mandate to undertake programme for overall development and
modernization of the agency under the proposed law.

There will be a 13-member Board of Directors, including its chairman–the administration and
operation of the organization will depend on the Board. The Managing Director of the organization will provide the secretarial support to the Board.

The chairman of the organization will be appointed by the government and he will remain in the position for three years.

Any journalist who has at least 18 years experience could be appointed as the Managing Director by the government and the Managing Director would also be the chief editor of the organization, according the bill.

The minster urged the house to send the bill to the parliamentary standing committee for
providing report within fifteen days.