Parliament on Monday passed the Bangladesh Rural Development Board Bill 2017, aiming to make the existing law more time-befitting one.
State Minister for Rural Development and Cooperatives Division Moshiur Rahman Ranga tabled the bill and it was passed by voice vote.
Under the proposed law, a board will be constituted with the LGRD minister and secretary as its chairman and vice-chairman, respectively.
The DGs of Bangladesh Academy for Rural Development (Bard) and RDA, representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock and other organisations concerned will be its members.
The board's head office will be in Dhaka and its branches can be established anywhere in the country if it deems necessary.