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Case Number: Writ Petition No. 2060 of 2001
Date of filing: 2001/05/21
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Petitioners

Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications
  2. Secretary, Bangladesh Secretariat
  3. Chairman, Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board (BTTB)
  4. Chief   n Accounts Officer, BTTB
  5. Director (Revenue) BTTBw
Facts

BLAST filed a writ petition challenging the failure of the Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board (BTTB) to take legal action against the Members of the Fifth and Seventh Parliaments regarding the non-payment of arrears of telephone bills amounting to crores of takas. The Members of Parliament drew their allowances in accordance with the provisions of the Members of Parliament (Salaries and Allowances) Order, 1973 and received monthly allowances for telephone bills, but had reportedly not repaid their dues.

Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 27/04/2006


Details

The High Court delivered a judgment on 27.04.2006 directing the authorities to initiate steps for realising the dues outstanding from the defaulting MPs within six months, and in case of the members’ failure to repay outstanding bills within reasonable time, to take actions against them as per the provisions of law.

Justices

Mr. Justice A.B.M. KhairulHaque

 
Mr. Justice A.T.M. FazleKabir



Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Reference
60 DLR (2008) 176
Area of law
Equality,
Accountability and Institutional Reform
Keywords
‘MP’s Telephone Bills’ Case
Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 21 and 31;

Members of Parliament (Salaries and Allowances) Order, 1973





Case Number: Writ Petition No. 2060 of 2001
Date of filing: 2001/05/21

Petitioners

Bangladesh Legal Aid and Services Trust (BLAST)

Respondents
  1. Secretary, Ministry of Post and Telecommunications
  2. Secretary, Bangladesh Secretariat
  3. Chairman, Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board (BTTB)
  4. Chief   n Accounts Officer, BTTB
  5. Director (Revenue) BTTBw
Facts

BLAST filed a writ petition challenging the failure of the Bangladesh Telegraph and Telephone Board (BTTB) to take legal action against the Members of the Fifth and Seventh Parliaments regarding the non-payment of arrears of telephone bills amounting to crores of takas. The Members of Parliament drew their allowances in accordance with the provisions of the Members of Parliament (Salaries and Allowances) Order, 1973 and received monthly allowances for telephone bills, but had reportedly not repaid their dues.


Rule/Order/Judgment
Date: 27/04/2006:
Details

The High Court delivered a judgment on 27.04.2006 directing the authorities to initiate steps for realising the dues outstanding from the defaulting MPs within six months, and in case of the members’ failure to repay outstanding bills within reasonable time, to take actions against them as per the provisions of law.

Justices

Mr. Justice A.B.M. KhairulHaque,  

 ,  Mr. Justice A.T.M. FazleKabir



Reference
60 DLR (2008) 176

Area of law
Equality,  Accountability and Institutional Reform

Keywords
‘MP’s Telephone Bills’ Case

Relevant statute

Constitution, Articles 21 and 31;

Members of Parliament (Salaries and Allowances) Order, 1973


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Database Last Updated on: 2017-02-12 15:26:45
Full Judgment Link: http://www.blast.org.bd/content/judgement/60-DLR-177.pdf