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Bill raising age limit of BB governor passed in JS

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Published: 08:30, 9 July 2020   Update: 19:44, 26 July 2020

The Jatiya Sangsad (JS) has passed the 'Bangladesh Bank (Amendment) Bill, 2020' raising the age limit for appointing Bangladesh Bank governor to 67 years from 65.

Planning Minister MA Mannan in absence of Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal moved the Bill in the House and it was passed by voice vote on Thursday.

The Bill was introduced in the House on Wednesday.

According to the Bangladesh Bank Order 1972, no person can remain in the governor post after the age of 65 years.

The initiative has been taken to abolish the provision, related to the age limit for the governors of Bangladesh Bank, in clause-5 of Article 10 of the Bangladesh Bank Order 1972 for public interest.