National Curriculum and Text-Book Board Ordinance, 1983 Considering its provisions, the law created to create new laws in response to the demands of time.

As per the Constitution (Fifteenth Amendment) Act, 28 (Act No. 8 of 24) 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 and April 5, from March 12, to November 8, Articles 4A, 3A and 4 of the Fourth Schedule to the Constitution were abolished and the Civil Petition for Leave to Appeal No. 1-6 The total disapproval of martial law in the judgment given by the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court on 9/21 and Civil Appeal No. 1/25 gave their legality, respectively, the Constitution (Fifth Amendment) Act, 1 (Act 1 of 5). And the repeal of the Constitution (Seventh Amendment) Act, 1 (Act 1 of 7), the effectiveness of those ordinances disappears; And

Since some ordinances are enforced in the said Ordinances 7 and 6 of the Act; And

as the review of the requirements and relevance of the said ordinances, the necessary ordinances have taken the opinion of all stakeholders and all the ministries and departments, and the government has decided to make new laws in Bengal for necessary amendments and refinements; And

since it is expedient and necessary to make new laws in response to the demands of the time, in the light of the above-mentioned decisions of the Government, the removal of the National Curriculum and Text-Book Board Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. LVII of 1983);

Therefore, the law is hereby made as follows: –

Short title and introduction

  1. (3) This Act shall be called National Curriculum and Textbook Board Act, 20.

(2) This Act shall come into force immediately.


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

(a) “employee” means an employee of the Board;

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

(C) “textbook” means a textbook of any class from pre-primary to twelfth grade;

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

(E) “school” means an educational institution, including madrasas, established or enacted under any law or recognized or approved by any authority, where education is given from pre-primary to class XII;

(F) “Rules” means the rules made under this Act;

(G) “Board” means the “National Curriculum and Textbook Board” established under section 4; And

(h) “member” means a member of the board.

Establishment of the Board

  1. (3) For the purposes of this Act, the National Curriculum and Text-Book Board established under the National Curriculum and Text-Book Board Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. LVII of 1983) shall continue as it is under this Act. Has been established.

(2) The Board shall be a statutory body and shall have a permanent continuity and a general 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 Board

  1. (3) The head office of the Board shall be located in Dhaka.

(2) The Board may, with the prior approval of the Government, establish its Regional or Branch Office at any place within Bangladesh.

The composition of the board

  1. (3) The Board shall be composed of a chairman and three (eight) members on the following topics, namely: –

(a) a textbook;

(B) elementary education;

(C) secondary and higher secondary education;

(D) madrasah curriculum;

(E) technical education;

(F) curriculum training;

(G) curriculum research, monitoring and evaluation; And

(h) money.

(2) The Chairman and members shall be appointed by the Government and shall continue to be self-appointed as a full-time employee of the Board, subject to the conditions fixed by the Government.


  1. The Chairman shall be the Chief Executive of the Board and shall perform the duties and functions in accordance with these laws, rules and regulations.

Meeting of the Board

  1. (3) The meetings of the Board shall be held at the date, time and place set by the Chairman.

(2) The quorum of the Board shall be constituted in the presence of a minimum of five (five) members, but no quorum shall be required in the case of adjournment meeting.

(3) The Chairman shall preside over the meeting of the Board and in his absence a member nominated by the members present shall preside over the meeting.

(4) The decision of the meeting of the Board shall be made by a majority vote of the members present, including the President of the Board Meeting.

(3) The President and the members present at the meeting of the Board shall have one voting power, but in the case of equality of votes, the chairperson of the board meeting shall have the power to cast a second or decisive vote.

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

Functions of the Board

  1. (3) The functions of the Board shall be as follows: –

(a) Formulation, development, renewal, monitoring and improvement of the syllabus, curriculum and textbook of the school;

(B) to verify and evaluate the effectiveness of the syllabus, syllabus and textbook;

(C) the preparation of the manuscript of the textbook;

(D) preparing and publishing textbooks and educational materials suitable for students with disabilities;

(E) to prepare textbooks in the mother tongue for small ethnic groups;

(F) to prepare and approve digital and interactive books;

(G) printing, publishing, distributing and marketing textbooks;

(H) distribution of free textbooks for students of classes and levels declared by the Government;

(I) approval of textbooks, auxiliary learning materials, award books and reference books;

(J) to encourage science, literature and cultural activities through donations and grants;

(K) To perform other functions as may be assigned by the Government from time to time.

(2) The Board, in the performance of its functions, shall be governed by the discipline and direction given by the Government from time to time.

The committee

  1. (3) The Board shall have a committee as follows: –

(a) Committee on Curriculum and Curriculum Development; And

(b) the textbook committee.

(2) Each committee shall be composed of a number of members appointed by the Board with the prior approval of the Government.

(3) The members of the Committee shall be appointed from among the following persons, namely: –

(a) the educationist;

(B) level and subject matter teachers (teachers related to special education institutes for the disabled, including universities, general colleges, technical colleges, alia madrasas, secondary schools and elementary schools);

(C) the class-level teacher;

(D) a curriculum specialist or pedagogue (teacher of the Educational Research Institute or Teacher Training College);

(E) information and communication technology specialists; And

(F) An employee not below the ninth grade of the board.

(3) The members of the Committee shall perform the duties as prescribed by the Board.

(3) An employee of the board included in the committee shall perform the secretarial duties of the committee concerned.

(3) A committee may, if necessary, with the prior approval of the Board, invite a person to its meeting or co-opt him / her in that committee.

(3) The Board may, if necessary, constitute other committees to assist in the performance of its functions.


  1. (3) There shall be a Secretary to the Board.

(2) The Secretary shall be appointed by the Government and the terms and conditions of his service shall be fixed by the Government.

(3) The Secretary shall perform his functions as per the decision of the Board.

Appointment of other employees, etc.

  1. (4) The Board may, on the basis of the organizational structure approved by the Government, appoint a number of other employees as may be necessary for the smooth functioning of its functions.

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

Funding of the Board

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

(a) Government grant;

(B) Government-issued loans;

(C) loans from internal sources of Bangladesh;

(D) grants received from a foreign state or agency with the prior approval of the Government;

(E) the income received by the Board from the investments and assets of the Board; And

(f) all fees collected by the Board, if applicable, royalties, service charges, overhead costs and any funds collected with the prior approval of the Government.

(2) The meaning of the Fund shall be deposited in the name of the Board with any of the proposals approved by the Board.

(3) The expenditure required to perform the functions of the Board shall be deducted from the fund in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Government and with the permission of the Government.

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


  1. The Board shall, within the period prescribed by the Government each year, submit to the Government the annual budget statement of the next fiscal year, including the potential income-expenditure, which shall indicate the amount of money the Board may require from the Government in that fiscal year.

Accounting and Auditing

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

(2) The Auditor General and the Registrar of Bangladesh, hereinafter referred to as the Auditor General, shall audit the Board’s accounts every year and shall submit to the Government and the Board the required number of audit reports.

(3) In the event of any objection to the audit report referred to in sub-section (2), the Board shall immediately take appropriate action for the settlement and shall notify the Government of the matter.

(3) In addition to the audit referred to in sub-section (2), the Board may be audited by a “chartered accountant” as defined in Article 2 (1) (b) of Bangladesh Chartered Accountants Order, 1973 (PO No. 2 of 1973) and For this purpose, the Board may appoint one or more “chartered accountant” and such appointed “chartered accountant” shall be entitled to the remuneration at the rate specified by the Government.

(3) For the purpose of auditing the Board, the Auditor General or any person authorized by him or a “chartered accountant” appointed under sub-section (1), all records of the Board, documents, annual balance seats, cash or bank deposits, securities. , Treasury or other property, and may inquire the Chairman, Member, Secretary or any employee of the Board.


  1. (3) The Board shall submit a report to the Government by March 5 of the following year, each year containing a statement detailing the activities performed in the preceding year.

(2) The Government may, at any time, require any report, statement or return on any matter of the Board, and the Board shall be obliged to provide it to the Government.

School textbook

  1. (4) No such book may be designated as a textbook by the Board or approved by the Board as a textbook, except that such books may not be designated as textbooks for any school:

Provided that the Government, by notification in the Official Gazette, may appoint a school or a class school. Exempt from the application of this section.

(2) All textbooks and other books published by the Board shall be owned by the Board.

Information, reports, etc. from the publishers

  1. (3) The Board may, from any textbook printer, publisher, distributor, wholesaler or retailer, review any information, statement or report on that textbook.

(2) If any printer, publisher, supplier, wholesaler or retailer fails to supply any information, statement or report under sub-section (1) or provides any such information, statement or report, any particular material of which is untrue. And what he knows as untrue, or believes for a valid reason or does not believe in true or falsehood, shall be the one under this law. He shall be punished with imprisonment for a maximum period of three (three) years or fine or fine or both.

Handing over power

  1. The Board may, by general or special order, delegate all its powers or any of its powers to the Chairman or any member or Kano employee of the Board under such terms and conditions as may be prescribed.

Eliminate the difficulty

  1. In the event of any ambiguity or difficulty in the implementation of any provision of this Act, the Government may, by order in the official Gazette, remove such ambiguity or difficulty, subject to compliance with the provisions of this Act.

Ability to make rules

  1. The Government may, by notification in the official Gazette, make such rules not inconsistent with this Act, for the purposes of this Act.

Ability to make regulations

  1. The Board may, for the purposes of this Act, make such regulations that are inconsistent with these laws and regulations, with the prior approval of the Government and by notification in the Official Gazette.

Cancellation and custody

  1. (3) The National Curriculum and Text-Book Board Ordinance, 1983 (Ordinance No. LVII of 1983) shall be repealed immediately after the enactment of this Act.

(2) Notwithstanding the cancellation under sub-section (1), under the said 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 Establishment Board, cash and funds invested in the bank, investment of money, fair claim or right, privileges received, all such rights, merits and interests, arising out of or in connection with such property; Textbooks, bookkeepers, registers, record papers and all other related documents are subject to this Act. Ratisthita vest and shall be transferred to the Board;

(C) the debts, liabilities and responsibilities of the Establishment Board, and all agreements made by or with him, if any, shall be deemed to be the debts, liabilities and obligations of the Board established under this Act and the contract executed by him or with him;

(D) If any suit, proceeding or proceeding initiated or filed by or against the Establishment Board is unspecified, it shall be disposed of in such a manner as may not be canceled by the Board established under this Act;

(E) the Board, if any, its activities will not continue until the existing term is terminated or until the Board is formed under this Act;

(F) The employees appointed by the established board shall be employed in the service of the board 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, allowances and other benefits under the previous rule. ; And

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

Publish translated text in English

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

(2) The Bengali text shall prevail in the case of a dispute between the Bengali text and the English text.