Virtual seminar on nat’l budget from HRD Perspective held

Chairman of Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation Chairman, Executive Committee of Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd and Professor of Accounting, University of Chittagong, Dr. Md. Salim Uddin joined a virtual seminar on “National Budget 2020-21 from HRD Perspective” recently.

The event was jointly organised by the UIU- United International University and FBHRO-Federation of Bangladesh Human Resource Organization.

Dr Salim in his speech said that National Budget 2020-21 has been announced in a time when almost all sectors of our economy are going through an abnormal, uncertain, dangerous and risky situation due to COVID19. 

Realizing the importance of human resource as a basic input and fundamental or pivotal factor of all affairs, the appropriate emphasis and substantial allocation have been given in the Budget FY21.

Dr Salim also opined that human resource development is comprised with macroeconomic dimension that is reflected in our National Budget at least in seven ministries/division which are education and technology; health and family welfare; women and children; social welfare/social safety net; youth sports development; culture, labour and employment and Chittagong hill tracts affairs. 

He also discussed about the initiative taken by the government in the budget relating to  skill development; implementation of national service program, and job development policy credit; HR Development Fund; and overseas employment specifically Memorandum of Cooperation-MOC on labour between Japan and Bangladesh.

In the seminar, Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan, Former Senior Secretary and Ex-Chairman of NBR was the Chief Guest and Professor Dr. Farid A. Sobhani Director of MBA Program, UIU and Secretary General of FBHRO presented the key Note paper. 

Inaugural speech was delivered by Prof. Dr. Chowdhury Mofizur Rahman, Vice-Chancellor of UIU, Professor Dr. Hasnan Ahmed, Pro Vice-Chancellor of UIU, Md. Jasim Uddin Akond, President of ICMAB, Professor Dr. M. Sadiqul Islam FCMA, Professor Dr. Md. Helal Uddin, and Mr. Musharrof Hossain spoke in the seminar while, Mr. Moinuddin Chowdhury conducted the session as the moderator. A large number of people participated in the seminar.