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Speakers at the Press Conference

To share with media people how extreme poor will be affected through the recently passed Amended VAT Law 2012 by the Jatiya Sangsad, Sushasoner Jonny Procharavizan-SUPRO organizes a Press Conference on 3 December, 2012 at Dhaka Reporters Unity (DRU).

SUPRO demands that government should amend the Value Added Tax (VAT) law with the participation of the people to protect their interest and the extreme poor people should be excluded from VAT. It also critised saying the law would facilitate the well-off section and the

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To reform tax system ensuring people participation; to make tax policy pro-poor; to make tax system depended on direct tax rather than VAT; to make essential services free of VAT; to finalize VAT Law-2012 with the participation and opinion of people is the key demands raised from grassroots in the seminar on ‘Pro-poor Tax System in Bangladesh : Reality & Recommendation’ held at CIRDAP Auditorium on 1st October 2012 organized by SUPRO.

SUPRO Coordinator Kazi Shafiqur Rahman presented the seminar paper which said that increasing VAT day by day and having opportunity to whitening black money is the opposite of Justice in Bangladesh. It is also said that Tax system in Bangladesh is rich friendly. The ratio of tax collection among the TIN holders is very low, only 33.66 percents.

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Speakers Urged in the National Seminar on Celebrating International Literacy Day 2012

To recognize education as fundamental rights, to ensure 100% literacy  by 2015,to increase the budgetary allocation especially for primary and adult literacy, to reduce drop out rate from primary education and to ensure mid-day meal for the students, to ensure the involvement of local government with primary and non-formal primary education, to top all kinds of commercialization from education sector, to take necessary action to implement the Education Policy immediately are the main grassroots demands raised by SUPRO in the National Seminar held on celebrating International Literacy Day 2012 at CIRDAP Auditorium on 8 September.

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