Parliament on Thursday passed the Bangladesh Industrial Technical Assistance Centre (BITAC) Bill 2019 aiming to create skilled manpower through technical training and bring the BITAC under a strong legal framework.
Industries Minister Nurul Majid Mahmud Humayun piloted the bill in the House. Later, the bill was passed by a voice vote after Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, who was in the chair at that time, moved it for voting.
The BITAC has been running through a resolution since 1962 and there is no law.
As per the bill, there will be a Board of Directors to run the centre. The Industries Secretary will be the chairman of the 11-member board.
The functions of the BITAC include creating skilled manpower through technical trainings for industrial entities and factories and improvement of skills of staffs in public and private industries.