Laws of Bangladesh

The Constitution of the People‌‌‍’s Republic of Bangladesh

Chapter I


Standing committees of Parliament
76. (1) 1[* * *] Parliament shall appoint from among its members the following standing committees, that is to say –
(a) a public accounts committee;
(b) committee of privileges; and
(c) such other standing committees as the rules of procedure of Parliament require.
(2) In addition to the committees referred to in clause (1), Parliament shall appoint other standing committees, and a committee so appointed may, subject to this Constitution and to any other law -
(a) examine draft Bills and other legislative proposals;
(b) review the enforcement of laws and propose measures for such enforcement;
(c) in relation to any matter referred to it by Parliament as a matter of public importance, investigate or inquire into the activities or administration of a Ministry and may require it to furnish, through an authorised representative, relevant information and to answer questions, orally or in writing;
(d) perform any other function assigned to it by Parliament.
(3) Parliament may by law confer on committees appointed under this article powers for –
(a) enforcing the attendance of witnesses and examining them on oath, affirmation or otherwise;
(b) compelling the production of documents.

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    The words “At its first meeting in each session” were omitted by section 11 of the Constitution (Fourth Amendment) Act, 1975 (Act No. II of 1975)
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