Finance Division, Ministry of Finance
The National Budget for FY 2013-14 has been announced and discussion on the budget proposals is well underway. Meanwhile the supplementary budget for FY 2012-13 has been passed by the Parliament.
Along with the National Budget 2013-14, a set of additional documents has been placed before Parliament. One of which is the ‘District Budget’ for the district of Tangail. The purpose of preparing district budget is to inform the public about the impact of government programmes on a district and how the people of a district are benefitted. The other documents include:
- Journey Towards a Digital Bangladesh: Update 2013
- Power and Energy Sector Road Map: Trend of Progress
- Rail Communication: Present and Future
- Gender Budget Report: 2013-14 (Women’s Advancements and Rights in 40 Ministry/Divisions Activities)
- Medium Term Macro Economic Policy Statement
Preparation of Medium Term Strategic Business Plan (MTSBP) for five ministries/ divisions namely; Ministry of Agriculture, Local Government Division, Ministry of Education, Power Division and Ministry of Social Welfare is underway as planned.
Finance Division published a Budget Booklet for FY 2012-13 to enhance citizens’ understanding of the National Budget and ensure their effective and meaningful participation in the budget formulation process. There is a plan to bring out similar publication in July 2013 covering the budget for FY 2013-14.
As part of the process of creating a critical mass of trained officials in public finance, the Finance Division continues with the programme for delivering a 10-week flagship training course titled Fiscal Economics and Economic Management (FEEM). The 13th FEEM course will commence in July 21, 2013. A selected group of FEEM participants has been awarded scholarships to pursue one-year masters programme abroad. So far, as many as 122 participants have completed their masters programme from reputed foreign universities under the same arrangement.
42 ministries/divisions within the secretariat have been brought under iBAS connectivity. 20 of them have LAN connectivity with Finance Division. The rest 22 ministries/divisions are connected through VPN (Virtual Private Network).