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ACC gets Tk140cr to strengthen fight against graft

  • Published at 09:31 pm June 13th, 2019
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The new allocation marks an increase of Tk17 crore. In the current fiscal, the government allotted Tk123 crore for the anti-graft watchdog

Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal has allocated Tk140 crore for the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) in the proposed national budget for FY2019-20.

"Our government has adopted a policy of 'zero tolerance' against corruption. The number of divisional offices has been increased from 6 to 8, and the number of integrated district offices has been increased to 36 from 22 to enhance the administrative capacity of the ACC," the minister said in his written budget proposal, reports UNB.


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The new allocation marks an increase of Tk17 crore. In the current fiscal, the government allotted Tk123 crore for the anti-graft watchdog.

He said an “Intelligence Unit” has been established and an armed police platoon has been attached to the ACC to strengthen its hand.

"A web-based software will be implemented to properly monitor all commission activities, starting from the lodging of complaints, to investigation, filing, and follow up of corruption cases. For the effective use of this software, 200 officers will be trained."