(Act No. 7 of 27)

[July 28, 21]

Law established to establish an institute for professional training, certificate, diploma and degree courses in journalism, conducting research and publishing, honors and development and enrichment of journalism profession

Since it is expedient and necessary to establish an institute for professional training, certificates, diploma and degree courses in journalism, conducting research and publications, honors and developing and enriching the profession of journalism;

Therefore, it is hereby enacted as follows: –

Short title and introduction

  1. (3) This Act shall be called Press Institute Bangladesh (PIB) Act, 20.

(2) It shall be effective immediately.


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

(1) “Institute” means the Bangladesh Press Institute Bangladesh (PIB) under section 3 of this Act;

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

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

(4) “Board” means the Board of Directors constituted under section 3 of this Act;

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

(4) “Director General” means the Director-General of the Institute;

(4) “Member” means a member of the Board; And

(4) “Journalist” means any person who is employed as an interim journalist in the work of print media, electronic and online media or messaging or editors, message editors, sub-editors, assistant editors, feature writers, or editors of such media or organizations; Reporters, correspondents, copywriters, cartoonists, news photographers and editing assistants, and by government, notification in the Official Gazette Ra, shall be determined include any padadhariganao.

Establishment of institutes, etc.

  1. (4) With the implementation of this Act, an Institute called Press Institute Bangladesh (PIB) shall be established for the purpose of this Act.

(2) The Institute shall be a statutory body and shall have a permanent continuum and general seal, and subject to the rules or regulations made thereunder, the institute shall have the power to acquire, hold and transfer the immovable and immovable property, and use it in its name. Can be filed and a lawsuit can be filed against him.

(1) The Institute shall have a logo, in combination with the graphics design or symbol approved by the Institute.

Head Office and Branch of the Institute

  1. The Headquarters of the Institute shall be in Dhaka and the Institute may, if necessary, establish a branch to carry out its activities at any place in Bangladesh, with the prior approval of the Government.

Management and administration of the Institute

  1. The management and administration of the Institute shall be vested on the Board and the Board may exercise and exercise all the powers that the Institute may exercise.

Responsibilities and Functions of the Institute

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

(1) Providing on-the-job training and incidental benefits to journalists, information and media personnel or development and communications staff and media persons working in various ministries or departments or under any statutory body or local authority;

(2) training of journalists and giving certificates to trained persons;

(3) Conduct certificates, diplomas and any other degree courses and issue certificates in journalism;

(4) to design course, curriculum and syllabus required for conducting training, certificates, diplomas and degree courses;

(4) to undertake and implement necessary programs including conducting training or courses, research and publishing, and building technical facilities for the development and enrichment of the journalism profession;

(3) To give special honor to a person for his special contribution to journalism;

(3) establish interactive websites, digital museums, digital archives, libraries, and libraries, and build media references and information centers, with information-based units built using modern information technology;

(4) to provide advisory and advisory services to newspapers, news agencies, radio, television, information centers and media organizations;

(3) to provide opinions or suggestions in favor of the Government or any other authority on the formulation of a policy on media-related journalism;

(3) Conduct research activities related to journalism, mass communication and media at national and international levels and to produce and publish related data, data and reports;

(3) to accept “fees” at the rates prescribed and approved by the Board for all activities performed and administered by the Institute;

(12) Establish communication with national and international organizations on the working conditions of the Institute;

(4) Organizing and conducting national and international workshops, seminars, symposiums and conferences on the subject matter of the Institute; And

(3) to perform any other duties and functions assigned by the Government from time to time, for the purposes of this Act.

Board of Directors

  1. (3) The Board of Directors of the Institute shall consist of the following members, namely: –

(a) a person nominated by the Government from among the prominent journalists or academics or persons of public relations who shall also be its Chairman;

(B) a representative of the rank of Additional Joint Secretary nominated by the Ministry of Information;

(C) a representative of the rank of additional joint secretary nominated by the Ministry of Public Administration;

(D) a representative of the rank of Additional Joint Secretary nominated by the Department of Finance;

(E) a representative of the post of Additional Joint Secretary nominated by the Secondary and Higher Education Department;

(F) Chief Information Officer, Directorate of Information;

(G) Chairman, Department of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Dhaka;

(H) two editors of widely publicized national newspapers nominated by the Government;

(I) a CEO or editor of electronic media nominated by the Government;

(J) two journalists nominated by the Bangladesh Federal Journalists Union;

(K) two persons nominated by the Government from among the prominent journalists or academics or persons of public relations; And

(l) the Director General, Press Institute Bangladesh (PIB), who shall also be the Member-Secretary of the Board.

(2) The nominated members referred to in clauses (a), (h), (j), (j) and (k) of sub-section (1) shall

remain in office for a period of two years from the date of their nomination: That the Government may, at any time before the expiry of the term, exempt any such nominated member from his post, without showing any reason.

(3) A nominated member may resign at any time for his or her signature on behalf of the Government.

(4) If any nominated member of the Board is absent for three consecutive meetings without reasonable cause, his membership shall be terminated.

(4) If the chairman becomes vacant or if his chairman is unable to perform his duties due to his absence, illness or any other reason, until the chairman takes over the vacant post, or until the chairman is able to perform his duties again, a member of the government board shall be the chairman for the remaining term. Provide appointments as

Meeting of the Board

  1. (4) Subject to the provisions of this Act, the Board shall determine the procedure of its meeting.

(2) The Chairman shall preside over all meetings of the Board and in his absence a member of the Board nominated by him shall preside over the meeting.

(3) Every three months a meeting of the Board shall be held and the date, time and place of the meeting shall be determined by the Chairman.

(4) The Member-Secretary of the Board shall convene a meeting with the prior approval of the Chairman.

(3) The quorum shall be in the presence of an additional one-third of the members of the board, but no quorum shall be required in the case of adjournment meetings.

(3) Every member shall have one vote to make a decision in the meeting of the Board, and the decision of the meeting shall be made by a majority vote;

(4) Only a vacancy in the post of a member or an error in the formation of the Board shall not invalidate any function or proceeding of the Board or thereby no question or objection can be raised in the court.

(3) A copy of the proceedings of each meeting shall be sent to the Government within thirty thirty days of the signing thereof.

(3) The Board may accept the advice or assistance of representatives of any such person, authority or organization capable of making a special contribution to the decision-making regarding its scheduled meeting.

Director General

  1. (1) The Director shall have a Director General of the Institute.

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

(4) If the post of the Director-General becomes vacant or if he is unable to perform his duties due to his absence, illness or any other reason, the person appointed by the Government shall be appointed by the Government until the newly appointed Director-General takes office or re-enters the Director General.

(3) The Director General of the Institute shall be the Chief Executive of the Institute, and he shall –

(a) perform and oversee the daily activities of the Institute in accordance with this Act and the rules and regulations made thereunder;

(B) he shall be responsible for the implementation of all decisions of the Board; And

(C) Perform other functions of the Institute as per the directions of the Board.

Formation of committees

  1. The Board may, in the matter of exercising any powers under this Act or assisting it in the performance of any function, may constitute one or more committees, together with any of its members or persons concerned.

Employee recruitment

  1. The Institute may appoint the required number of employees as per the organizational structure approved by the Government for the smooth functioning of its functions and their recruitment and terms of service will be determined by the regulations.

Academic activities

  1. In the interest of conducting the academic activities of the Institute, with the approval of the Board, the Institute may become affiliated to a public university.

Academic Committee

  1. (3) For the purpose of this Act, the Institute shall have an Academic Committee to oversee academic education issues and provide necessary advice and assistance to the Institute.

(2) The composition of the Academic Committee referred to in subsection (1) and its functions shall be determined by the rules.

Funding of the Institute

  1. (4) For the purpose of this Act, there shall be a Fund of the Institute called Press Institute Bangladesh (PIB) Fund.

(2) The funds constituted under sub-section (1) shall deposit from the following sources, namely: –

(a) a grant from the Government;

(B) a grant made by a local authority or a national organization, organization or person;

(C) grants received from any foreign government or regional or international organization, with the prior approval of the Government;

(D) loans taken from a bank or financial institution with the prior approval of the government;

(E) the sale of immovable property and services of the Institute upon approval of the Board;

(F) income, fees or similar money received from the Institute’s own source; And

(g) money received from any other legitimate source.

(4) The Institute’s funds shall be deposited with a research bank and shall be conducted in the manner prescribed by the Rules.

Explanation: ‘Recommended Bank’ means ‘Scheduled Bank’ as defined in Article 2 (i) of Bangladesh Bank Order, 1972 (PO No. 127 of 1972).

(4) The necessary expenses of the Institute shall be deducted from the funds of the Institute.


  1. The Institute shall submit to the Government the annual budget statement of the next fiscal year with the potential income-expenditure within the period prescribed by the Government each year, and shall specify the amount of money the Institute will require from the Government in that fiscal year.

Accounting and Auditing

  1. (3) The Institute shall, in due course, prepare annual accounts of its accounts and accounts.

(2) The Auditor General and the Registrar of Bangladesh, hereinafter referred to as the Auditor General, shall audit the Institute every year and forward the required number of audit reports to the Government and the Institute.

(3) For the purpose of accounting under sub-section (2), the Auditor General or any person authorized by him may inspect all records, documents, cash or bank deposits, deposits, deposits or other property of the Institute and the Chairman, Member, Director General or any employee of the Institute.

(3) In addition to the audit referred to in sub-section (2), the Institute shall be audited by the ‘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 Institute may appoint one or more ‘Chartered Accountants’.

(4) Every financial year, within three (three) months of the end of the financial year, the audit report prepared under sub-section (1) shall be approved by the Board.


  1. (3) Within the next three months after the expiry of each financial year, the Institute shall submit to the Government an annual report of the activities performed by it in that year.

(2) The Government may, at any time, request from the Institute any report or statement on the subject thereof, and the Institute shall be obliged to send it to the Government.

(3) If the Government makes any demands or suggestions on the reports or statements received under sub-section (2), the Institute shall take appropriate action accordingly.

Handing over power

  1. The Board may delegate any of its powers or responsibilities to the Chairman, the Member or the Director General in writing on such terms as may be prescribed, by general or special order.

Ability to make rules

  1. For the purpose of this Act, the Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules.

Ability to make regulations

  1. For the purpose of this Act, the Institute may, with the prior approval of the Government, by notification in the Official Gazette, make such regulations not inconsistent with this Act or Rules.

Cancellation and custody

  1. (3) The Resolution No., published in the Bangladesh Gazette on August 18, 1976, immediately after the enactment of this Act. Inf / 4E-29/76 (part) / 13300, then referred to as the Resolution, was hereby dismissed.

(2) Notwithstanding the cancellation under sub-section (1), of the Press Institute of Bangladesh established under the said Resolution –

(a) all immovable and immovable property, cash and deposits of money and bank deposits, allowances and funds and thereby, All other rights and interests arising out of, and all accounting books, registers, records and all other related documents, institutes established under this Act, then called ‘institutes’ Shall be transferred to and shall have the rights of the Institute;

(B) all rights, powers, powers, privileges, liabilities and obligations, debts and claims and all contracts executed by, on or on behalf of, the rights, powers, powers, privileges, liabilities of the Institute, respectively. And shall be deemed to be the obligation, the debt and the claim and the contract made by him, on behalf of him or with him;

(C) any lawsuit filed or filed by or on behalf of, shall be deemed to be a lawsuit or proceeding filed by or against the Institute;

(D) the rank of officers and employees of all classes covered under the organizational structure shall be deemed to be the posts of the Institute established under this Act; And

(e) all officers shall be employed and continued in the service of the Institute on the same terms, until the conditions of their employment are changed according to the provisions of this Act.