Examining Parliamentary Accountability System in Bangladesh: Theory and Practice
This paper addresses the parliamentary accountability system in Bangladesh. With a view to that Bangladesh constitution (CoB) and the Rules of Procedure (RoP) of Bangladesh parliament were analyzed. The mechanisms for ensuring accountability are questions, discussion, budgetary debate, motions, ombudsman, committees and resolution. The effectiveness of these mechanisms is determined by various factors such as active parliament, expertise and interest of parliamentarians, unbiased role of the Speaker and dynamism in committee systems. Absences of such factors have made multifarious problems in ensuring accountability of the executive branch of government through parliament. The implication is to remove all the barriers to ensure accountability for better democratic governance.
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