Budget allocation for the Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry is declining over the years despite its better implementation rate among many other major ministries in the country.
For the 2018-19 fiscal year, Tk 594 crore has been proposed to allocate in the national budget for the Expatriates’ Welfare and Overseas Employment Ministry, which is Tk 90 crore less than the previous fiscal year. Based on implementation data, while in terms of budget allocation, the migration sector is in the 40th position, in terms of utilization of allocated budget, the sector is in the 2nd position.
Hon’ble Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah acknowledged the inadequate budget allocation for the said ministry despite our migrant workers’ contribution in the country’s economy at a consultation event on the national budget. He also promised to allocate adequate time for the relevant MPs at the parliamentary session so they can raise their voice over safer and fairer migration at the event.