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The Parliament of Bangladesh has enacted the Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) (Amendment) Act 2016. ACC (Amendment) Act 2016 introduced the provisions of the police investigation in relation to offences under Section 420, 467, 468, 471 and 477A.
Employment law in Bangladesh swings on the definition of one question “Who is a labour?” Most of the conflicts that arise regarding employment usually comes down to whether the personnel in question qualifies as a labour and receive all the benefits from the employer that a labour should receive.
In order to ensure a quick economic growth, the Bangladesh government has adopted an ''Open Door Policy'' to attract foreign investment. Bangladesh wants to improve its economy through industrialisation by regulating the same via a separate Export Processing Zone (hereinafter referred to as the “EPZ”) provisions.
Bangladesh is one of the emerging economies of the world. Ready Made Garments, hereinafter referred to as the “RMG” sector is the biggest export earner of Bangladesh. The RMG labour laws in Bangladesh are regulated by the general Bangladesh Labour Act 2006 couple with the Bangladesh Labour Rules 2015.
The work of a family lawyer in Bangladesh in regards to guardianship law runs on a very smooth note when there is no issue of illegality on the documents of the adopter. Among many beautiful aspects of law, guardianship principle of law shreds a sacred beauty of humanity
In order to have NGO and INGO registered in Bangladesh or an entity willing to operate or receive foreign funding for the purpose of undertaking or carrying any voluntary activity, it is imperative to have such entity registered with the concerned authority and follow Government’s specifications.
As per the laws of Bangladesh, the term “voluntary activity” can be explicated as “an activity undertaken or carried on (partially or entirely with external assistance) by any person or organization of his or its own free will to render agricultural, relief, missionary, educational, cultural, vocational, social, welfare and developmental services, and shall include any such activity as the Government may, from time to time, specify to be a voluntary activity.”
Any entity whose activities fall within the ambit of the definition mentioned above needs to have it registered to carry out its operation in Bangladesh.
In order to register an International Non-Government Organization (INGO) or local based Non-Government Organization (NGO), an application needs to be filed with the concerned authority. The NGO Affairs Bureau (NGOAB) (which is under the Ministry of Social Welfare of Bangladesh) and the Ministry of Home Affairs shall be the relevant authorities in Bangladesh in this regard. However, for example the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare or Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief or any other relevant authority which administers the entity’s activity shall also play a vital role.
Firstly, registration of the INGO or NGO must be taken by the entity from the concerned authority that is NGOAB. Application in prescribed form is to be made to the NGOAB along with making payment of the requisite fee and all relevant documents such as activity report, letter of intent, constitution, copy of Treasury Challan with regard to the payment of the registration fees etc.
Upon submission of the application to the NGOAB, it shall be forwarded to the Ministry of Social-Welfare and also to the Ministry of Home Affairs for review and inspection of the documents submitted. After receiving the documents, the concerned Ministries shall appoint the Special Branch of Police and National Security Intelligence to conduct a security check on the applicant and upon such scrutiny issue a as clearance addressing the Ministry of Home Affairs, provided the appointed bodies are satisfied with their inquires. Once the clearance is given to the NGOAB it shall proceed with their review and final scrutiny of the documents.
While considering the application the Ministry shall take into account factors such as: the entity which applied for registration was involved in anti-state/ anti-social activities or any other criminal activity, introduction of members of the applicants organization, mutual relationship and social stature, previous experiences of the entity in relation to social welfare activities, and details on whether entity which applied has its own office. By considering the above mentioned criterion, the relevant authorities shall decide whether to approve the application or not. However, if the application is approved, the applicant shall be provided with a letter of registration to operate in Bangladesh.
It is officially stated that the entire procedure for registration usually takes 90 working days to complete. However, in practice the entire procedure may take 6 months to complete.
The developments of recent legislations under the purview of our current legal system of Bangladesh are much influenced by different factors based on the necessities of relevant area of law; for instance, the development of family laws are much influenced by the religious rituals and societal needs; then the recent developments of the Labour Laws were
By Al Amin Rahman
The Government of Bangladesh has duly introduced Labour Rules of Bangladesh (hereinafter referred to as the “Rules 2015”) through a gazette notification on 15th September 2015. In order to carry out the purposes of the Labour Act 2006 (hereinafter referred to as the “LA 2006”) the government has made the Rules 2015 in accordance
The labour market of Bangladesh is one of the major attractions for foreign investors due to cheap wage rate and availability of skilled labour. In order to safeguard the interest of the labourers, the Government has implemented several laws and regulations recently. The labour laws are governed by the Bangladesh Labour Act 2006 as amended in 2010 and 2013 and Labour rules 2015.
Once a Company is registered, or is about to get register, it is absolute that the person in-charge must know the niche of the business and comply according in a much needed legal manner to avoid challenges. For example, if a business which may have an effect on the environment must acquire related Licenses, Permits & Certificates of a Company in Bangladesh. We at FM Associates provides Company and Corporate Legal services to help acquire such Licenses.
We at FM Associates, a Leading Law firm in Bangladesh provides Company and Corporate legal services to help acquire such Licenses.