No More Air Travel in First Class at Government Expense

Bangladesh Govt. Logo || File Photo

Bangladesh Govt. Logo || File Photo

The government has suspended funding first-class flights for its employees for now. The prime minister has signed a summary in this regard on Wednesday, confirmed PM's Assistant Press Secretary MM Emrul Kayas Rana.

The government adopted austerity measures to combat the Covid pandemic as well as the global economic crisis.

In fiscal year 2020-21 the government imposed restrictions on travelling abroad on state funding which continued till March this year.

In March 2023 the finance division approved the use of a maximum half of the allocation for this sector in an official notice.

Besides, there are instructions to reduce expenses in training, buying cars, and buying stationery products. According to the finance division sources, about Tk18 thousand crore have been saved as a result of austerity in operating expenses in the current financial year.

It is said that the government's austerity policy will continue in the next financial year as well.

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