The government should enact District Budget Law to formulate and implement district-wise budget with the objective of ensuring decentralization and people's participation, speakers said at the press conference organized by SUPRO on 4 April 2013 at Dhaka Reporters’ Unity.
The speakers alsosaid that budget preparation process is centralized and is dominated by bureaucrats, which bars effective participation of people and their representatives. Decentralization is needed for framing and implementing budget, democratic budget. For this the government's desire and commitment is required.
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
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.