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Film and TV institute bill passed in parliament

  • Published at 11:15 pm July 11th, 2019
web-File photo of the session room inside the Bangladesh Parliament <b>Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune</b>
File photo of the session room inside the Bangladesh Parliament Syed Zakir Hossain/Dhaka Tribune

The bill recommends forming a governing body of 4-6 members for the institute

The Bangladesh Film and Television Institute Bill (Amendment), 2019 was passed in parliament on Thursday, after Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud placed it before the House. 

The bill was passed unanimously by voice votes, led by Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah, BSS reported. 

The goal of the instituteis to create skilled artistes and directors by conducting research and giving training to them.

The bill recommends forming a governing body of four to six membersfor the institute, with a provision for keeping a teacher and a director selected by the government.

It also proposes extending the tenure of each governing body to three years, instead of two years as per the existing law. 

The bill also includes new provisions to arrange trainings and workshops for people involved in film-making and working in television channels, and confer degrees upon them.

Piloting the bill, the information minister said once it had been passed in parliament and the law enacted, the representation of the teachers and instructors of Bangladesh Film and Television Institute would be ensured.

Previously, the bill wassent to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Information Ministry for scrutiny before it was placed before the House.