Foreign travel ban even for semi-government, autonomous organizations

Publish: 8:47 PM, May 16, 2022 | Update: 8:47:PM, May 16, 2022

The finance ministry has issued another circular clarifying policy and the restriction of traveling of government officials abroad.

The circular stated that the prohibitions mentioned in the earlier circular would be applicable to all government-semi-government and autonomous organizations.

These restrictions will also apply to travel abroad from the own funds of these organizations. In other words, government officials and employees cannot go abroad even with money from the internal funds such of any entities.

The circular was signed on Monday (May 16) by AFM Fazle Rabbi, Deputy Secretary, State Institution-1, Sub-Branch, Finance Division, Ministry of Finance.

The circular states that restrictions on all types of foreign travel under the operating and development budget (as stated in the previous circular) will also apply to the use of funds of all statutory, state-owned, autonomous, semi-government institutions, state-owned companies and financial institutions.

The Finance Division said the order was issued with the approval of the appropriate authorities and would come into effect immediately.