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The Constitution of the People‌‌‍’s Republic of Bangladesh

( ACT NO. OF 1972 )

Provision of basic necessities
 
 
 
 
15. It shall be a fundamental responsibility of the State to attain, through planned economic growth, a constant increase of productive forces and a steady improvement in the material and cultural standard of living of the people, with a view to securing to its citizens –
 
 
 
 
(a) the provision of the basic necessities of life, including food, clothing, shelter, education and medical care;
 
 
 
 
(b) the right to work, that is the right to guaranteed employment at a reasonable wage having regard to the quantity and quality of work;
 
 
 
 
(c) the right to reasonable rest, recreation and leisure; and
 
 
 
 
(d) the right to social security, that is to say, to public assistance in cases of undeserved want arising from unemployment, illness or disablement, or suffered by widows or orphans or in old age, or in other such cases.

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