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POST TIME: 6 February, 2018 00:00 00 AM
JS passes One Stop Service Bill, 2018
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JS passes One Stop Service Bill, 2018

The Jatiya Sangsad yesterday passed the ‘One Stop Service Bill, 2018’ in an amended

form aimed at ensuring regulation activities to raise investment and business in the country.

Agriculture Minister Begum Matia Chowdhury piloted the bill in the House and said it would ensure regulation activities to raise investment and business in the country and the one stop service would play as a crucial strategy.

The bill was passed by voice votes with Deputy Speaker M Fazley Rabbi Miah in the chair.

A committee would be formed styled “One Stop Service Ensuring Committee” headed by a cabinet minister as chief under the proposed bill.  

In ‘One Stop Service Bill, 2018’, a central One-Stop Service authority consist of Bangladesh Export Processing Zone Authority (BEPZA), Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA) and Bangladesh High-tech Park authority, which will function by coordinating among themselves.

According to BEZA officials, the OSS initiative housed 17 ministries/government departments under a single umbrella to ease foreign investments in the country and boost economic development.

According to the World Bank, the OSS Virtual Model 2 was the best business model in the world at present.