Dhaka, Feb 25 (UNB) - A bill, titled 'The Sheikh Hasina National Youth Development Institute Bill, 2018', was passed in Parliament on Sunday, aiming to institutionalise the existing Sheikh Hasina National Youth Centre through bringing it under a legal framework.
State Minister Youth and Sports Dr Biren Siker moved the bill in Parliament and it was passed by voice vote.
There will be a 21-member Executive Council with the Youth and Sports Secretary as its Chairman to run the activities of the apex body.
Its ex-officio members will have no set tenure but the members to be nominated by the government will have a three-year term.
The institute will also have an Academic Council with its Director General as its head to oversee its day-to-day activities.
The Institute provides modern training to youths to transform them as human resources as well as formulate curricula and syllabuses for training courses.
The institute will also formulate policies and work plans as well as conduct research activities and evaluation process to develop youths as scholars. It will also work as information centre and develop research services for youths.
The institute will also be empowered to award various degrees like diploma and certificates, including that of graduation and post-graduation and other titles.