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Cabinet approves draft child daycare centre bill

  • Published at 05:02 pm January 27th, 2020
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chairs a weekly cabinet meeting at her office in Dhaka on Monday, January 27, 2020 Focus Bangla

The approval came at the weekly cabinet meeting held at the Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair

The Cabinet approved in principle the draft of the Child Daycare Centre Bill-2020 to help support the children of working women as the number of nuclear families is increasing amid the gradual breakdown of joint family tradition in the country.  

The approval came at the weekly cabinet meeting held at the Secretariat with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, reports UNB.  

Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam said this while briefing reporters after the meeting on Monday.  

He said, Ministry of Women and Children Affairs placed the bill for the Cabinet's endorsement as the number of professional and working women is increasing in the country said 

According to the proposed bill, there would be four types of child day-care centres in the country, he said.  

The Cabinet secretary said registration will be required to set up the child daycare centre and there would be a separate authority for the registration of the centre.  

He said the Women and Children Affairs Ministry will monitor the daycare centres.  

As per the bill, the maximum punishment for failure to maintain adequate safety measures for children in the daycare centre could be Tk 10 lakh fine, he said.  

He said if anyone runs any child daycare centre without registration, they would be fined with Tk 50,000, according to the proposed law.