Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha Ordinance, 1979 Rules made to amend the new law to reflect the needs of time, considering its provisions.

Since the Constitution (Fifteenth Amendment) Act, 28 (Act No. 2 of 24), the provisions of the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution of the Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh on the approval and support of the ordinances issued by the military decree from August 7 to April 1, Civil Petition for Leave to Appeal Nos. 1-5/26 filed by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court The court martial laws unconstitutional on its validity provider ghosanapurbaka Constitution (Fifth Amendment) Act, 1979 (Act No.1 of 1979) annulled the ordinances were losing effectiveness; And that

because some of the said ordinances are enforced by the law of section 25; And

Since, after reviewing the requirements and relevance of such Ordinances, the Government has taken decision to adopt the opinion of all the stakeholders and all the ministries and departments and to make new laws in Bengal with necessary amendments and refinements; And

, in light of the above-mentioned decisions of the Government, it is expedient and necessary to make new laws in response to the requirements of time, considering the provisions of Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha Ordinance, 1979 (Ordinance No. XX of 1979);

Therefore, the law is hereby made as follows: –

Short title and introduction

  1. (3) This Act shall be called Bangladesh News Agency Act, 20.

(2) It shall be effective immediately.


  1. Unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context, in this Act, –

(a) the “employee” shall include the finance officer and journalist;

(B) “Chairman” means the Chairman of the Board;

(C) “director” means the director of the board;

(D) “regulation” means the regulations made under this Act;

(E) “Rule” means the rules made under this Act;

(F) “Board” means the Board of Directors constituted under section 1;

(G) “managing director” means the managing director of the organization; And

(h) “agency” means the Bangladesh news agency established under section 4.

Establishment of company

  1. (3) For the purpose of this Act, Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (Bangladesh News Agency) established under Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha Ordinance, 1979 (Ordinance No. XX of 1979) shall continue as it has been established under this Act.

(2) The company shall be a statutory body and shall have a permanent continuity and a common seal and subject to the provisions of this Act, it shall have the power to acquire, hold and transfer both immovable and immovable property, and may file a suit in its own name. A lawsuit can also be filed against him.

Office of the organization

  1. (3) The headquarters of the organization shall be in Dhaka.

(2) The Company may, at the prior approval of the Government, establish its branch office at any place.

Responsibilities and Functions of the Organization

  1. The responsibilities and functions of the organization shall be as follows: –

(a) collecting news from all over the country, including international organizations, and spreading it to the people of Bangladesh and the whole world through the media;

(B) to act as the national media body of Bangladesh for the conduct of broadcasting of national news abroad;

(C) collect and exchange all news in the political, diplomatic, economic, commercial, technical, cultural and sports fields of the world;

(D) to execute contracts with local or foreign media or media agencies for the training of persons engaged in the collection and distribution of news;

(E) purchase, sell news, features, pictures or video images of media or media organizations in and outside the country;

(F) to take up programs for the overall development and modernization of the organization;

(G) coordinating with the publicity activities of the Press Institute Bangladesh (PIB), the Directorate of Information (PID) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to inform the people of the government’s development activities; And

(h) performing any of the above-mentioned duties and other functions necessary to perform the functions.

Management and administration of the organization

  1. (3) The management and administration of the organization shall be vested on a board of directors, and the board may exercise and exercise all the powers that the agency may exercise and perform.

(2) The Board shall aim for the public interest in the performance of its functions and, from time to time, shall be governed by a general or special directive issued by the Government.

The composition of the board

  1. (3) The Board of Directors shall be composed as follows: –

(a) 1 (a) Chairman;

(B) The following are the six (six) directors, namely:

(a) three (a) representatives of the rank of Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Information;

(Ii) one (1) representative of the rank of Additional Joint Secretary to the Finance Department;

(E) three (one) representatives of the rank of Joint Secretary to the Department of Public Safety;

(3) the rank of additional Joint Secretary to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1) one representative;

(E) Chief Information Officer, Directorate of Information, ex officio;

(4) the Managing Director, ex officio;

(C) The following are the six (six) directors nominated by the Government, namely:

(a) three (three) directors of the newspaper collecting the news of the organization, of which two (two) will be nominated from outside Dhaka and 1 (one) from Dhaka. ;

(Ii) 3 (a) editors or equivalent officers of electronic media;

(E) 1 (one) expert with expertise or experience in information and communication technology;

(3) 5 (one) officers of the organization.

(2) The Managing Director shall perform the secretarial duties of the Board.

Appointment of Chairman and Director, tenure, etc.

  1. (3) The Chairman shall be appointed by the Government and shall continue in his office for a period of three (three) years from the date of appointment under the conditions fixed by the Government:

Provided that, after the expiry of the term, the next Chairman shall remain in office until he takes office.

(2) The directors referred to in clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 4 shall remain in that post for a period of three (three) years from the date of their nomination.

(4) The Chairman and the Directors shall be eligible for re-appointment after the expiry of their term:

Provided that the Chairman and the Directors shall not be eligible for appointment for more than two consecutive terms.

(3) The Government may, if necessary, exempt the Chairman and any director referred to in clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 4, at any time before the expiry of the term.

(3) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-section (1), the Chairman and any director referred to in clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 4, at any time before the expiry of his term, shall sign his post in writing to the Government. Can leave.

(4) A director referred to in clause (b) of sub-section (1) of section 4 shall not be a director unless he is employed in the ministry or department from which the director or department is nominated.

(4) If the post of Chairman or any Director nominated by the Government becomes vacant, the Government may immediately appoint a new Chairman to the vacant post or, in the field, nominate the Director.

Meeting of the Board

  1. (3) The Managing Director shall convene a meeting of the Board at the appointed date, time and place in consultation with the Chairman.

(2) The quorum of the meeting of the board shall be composed of six (six) directors, including the chairman, but no quorum shall be required in the case of adjournment meeting.

(4) The Chairman shall preside over all meetings of the Board and, in his absence, the Director, from among them, shall nominate a Director from among them.

(3) The decision of the meeting of the Board shall be made by a majority vote of the directors present, including the president of the board meeting.

(4) At the meeting of the Board, the Chairperson and the directors of the meeting shall have one voting power, but in the case of equality of votes, the President shall have the power to cast a second or decisive vote.

(4) Only the vacancy of a position or any defect in the composition of the Board shall not invalidate any function or proceeding of the Board and no question shall be raised in connection with it.

Managing Director and Chief Secretary

  1. (3) The Government shall, on such terms and conditions as may be appointed, be appointed as the Managing Director, who shall have a minimum of eight (eighteen) years of experience in journalism, who shall also be the chief editor of the organization.

(2) The Director of Management shall be (1) the public servant and chief administrative officer of the organization, and subject to the provisions of this Act, he shall –

(a) manage and manage the affairs and funds of the organization;

(B) supervise and manage the employees appointed to perform the functions of the organization; And

(c) perform such duties as may be assigned by the Board and by rules or regulations.

Employee recruitment, etc.

  1. (3) The organization may, in the performance of its functions, appoint the required number of employees, subject to the organizational structure approved by the government.

(2) The terms of employment and employment of employees shall be determined by the regulations.

Handing over power

  1. The Board may, by written order, delegate, to any employee of a director or agency, all of its powers under this Act and Rules or Regulations, on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed.

Funding of the organization

  1. (3) The organization shall have a fund, from which the money received from the following sources shall be deposited, namely: –

(a) Government grant;

(B) fees paid by news subscribers;

(C) the money and royalties available for the sale of news, articles, features, pictures and related and other products;

(D) grant and contribution of agencies, foundations and organizations;

(E) income from advertising; And

(f) income from other legitimate sources.

(2) The funds shall be deposited with the bank in the name of the organization, by any of the proposals approved by the board.

(4) The required expenditure of the organization shall be deducted from the fund in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Government.

Explanation.- For the purposes of this section, “Tapasli Bank” means Scheduled Bank as defined in Article 2 (j) of Bangladesh Bank Order, 1972 (PO No. 127 of 1972).


  1. The Company shall submit to the Government the annual budget statement of the next financial year, with the probable income and expenditure, within the period prescribed by the Government each year, specifying the amount of money that may be required from the Government in that fiscal year.

Accounting and Auditing

  1. (3) The Company shall, in the manner prescribed by the Government, maintain its account and prepare an annual account statement.

(2) The Auditor General and the Registrar of Bangladesh, hereinafter referred to as the Auditor General, shall audit the accounts of the company every year and shall submit the required number of copies of the audit report to the Government and agencies.

(3) If any objection is raised on the audit report referred to in sub-section (2), the agency shall immediately take appropriate action to resolve it.

(3) In addition to the accounting audits referred to in sub-section (2), the Company may be audited by a Chartered Accountant as defined in Article 2 (1) (b) of Bangladesh Chartered Accountants Order, 1973 (PONo. 2 of 1973).

(3) For the purposes of sub-section 4, the company may appoint one or more chartered accountants and such appointed chartered accountant may be paid remuneration at the rate determined by the board.

(4) For the purpose of auditing the company, the Auditor General or any person authorized by him or a chartered accountant appointed under sub-section (1), all records, documents, annual balance seats, cash or securities deposited in cash or bank. Or other property you may inspect and question the Chairman, Director or any employee of the organization The Institute.


  1. (3) The Company shall submit to the Government every year a report containing the details of the activities performed in the preceding year by January 1 of the following year.

(2) The Government may at any time, from time to time, verify the report, statement or return on any of its matters from the organization and the company shall be obliged to provide it to the Government.

Ability to make rules

  1. The Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for the purposes of this Act.

Ability to make regulations

  1. The Company may, for the purposes of this Act, make such regulations that are not inconsistent with this Act or Rules, with the prior approval of the Government and by notification in the Official Gazette.

Cancellation and custody

  1. (4) With the implementation of this Act, Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha Ordinance, 1979 (Ordinance No XX of 1979), then referred to as the Ordinance, shall be repealed.

(2) Notwithstanding the repeal under sub-section (1), under that Ordinance-

(a) any action, any action taken or any proceeding taken shall be deemed to have been done, taken or initiated under this Act;

(B) all immovable and immovable property acquired by the established company, cash and funds invested in the bank, investment of money, fair claims or rights, privileges received, all such rights, merits and interests, arising out of or in connection with such property; Accountants, registers, record papers and all other documents related thereto, established under this Act Shall be transferred to and vested in the ether;

(C) the debts, liabilities and obligations of the establishment company and all contracts executed by him or with him, shall be treated as loans, liabilities and responsibilities of the establishment company and the contract performed by him or with him;

(D) any suit, proceeding or proceeding initiated or filed by or against an established company shall be disposed of as if it had been filed, adopted or initiated by or against an organization established under this Act;

(E) the Board of Directors, if any, shall continue to do so unless the existing term is terminated or until a Board of Directors is constituted under this Act;

(F) The employees appointed by the established company shall be employed in the service of the company established under this Act on the same terms, unless the conditions under which they were employed in the service immediately before the commencement of this Act and shall receive salary, allowance and other benefits under the previous rule. ; And

(g) all rules, regulations, orders, directives, policies or any other instrument applicable to the established company are subject to compliance with this Act, unless required to be made or issued or abolished under this Act, with necessary adaptation, Justice will be ongoing, sustained and effective.

Publish translated text in English

  1. (3) After the introduction of this Act, the Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, publish an Authentic English Text translated into English in this Act.

(2) In the case of a dispute between the Bengali and English text of this Act, the Bengali text shall prevail.