Around Tk 20 crore went down the drain as members of the 8th parliament did not attend the sessions in time leading to quorum crisis while the House failed to resolve audit objections involving over 125 billion taka
The findings came out in a Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) research into the activities of the 8th Jatiya Sangsad. Of more than 13 billion taka audit objections concerning 15 ministries, the communications ministry alone had more than 12 billion taka..
The Public Accounts Committee (Pac) could realise only 120 million taka from it and left the rest for the government to deal with. TIB Research Officer Tanvir Mahmud published the findings at a press conference at the Jatiya Press Club yesterday.
Prof Muzaffer Ahmed, chairman of TIB board of trustees, spoke on the research outcome. Throughout the tenure, the assembly had no sincere discussion on corruption, power crisis and terrorism. They were rather busy playing party politics in unscheduled discussions, the study noted. The sittings began on time only for nine occasions in the last five years.