Film and Television Institute Bill passed

Cultural Correspondent
Bangladesh Film and Television Institute Bill (Amendment), 2019 has been passed in parliament, aiming to create skilled artistes and directors by conducting research and giving trainings and degrees to them.
Information Minister Dr Hasan Mahmud moved the bill in the House on July 10. , which was unanimously passed by voice votes with Deputy Speaker Fazle Rabbi Miah in chair, reports BSS.
The bill suggests a four- to six-member governing body of the Bangladesh Film and Television Institute with a provision of keeping one teacher and a director nominated by the government.
The tenure of the governing body members would be three years instead of existing two years.
The bill also inserts provisions to arrange trainings and workshops for the people involved in film-making and working in televisions, and confer degrees upon them.
Piloting the bill, Dr Hasan Mahmud said once the bill is passed in parliament and the law is enacted, the representation of the teachers and instructors of the Bangladesh Film and Television Institute would be ensured.
Earlier, the bill was sent to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on the Information Ministry for scrutiny and giving its report on the bill within 30 days.

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