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BB issues guideline for Tk 5000cr stimulus package for agriculture

Published on: 8:48 pm - Monday | April 13, 2020

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Bangladesh Bank has asked all the scheduled banks to provide special incentive with their officials and employees who work during general holidays.

The central bank issued a circular on Monday in this regard and sent it to the managing directors and chief executive officers of all the scheduled banks.

All permanent, temporary and contractual officials and employees will get the allowance.

bdnews24.com adds: The central bank also ordered bank authorities to implement its 16-point charter of recommendations to prevent the risk of community transmission of the virus.

It also called on banks to seek assistance from the local administration to ensure that clients, visitors and staffers follow the social distancing measures.

A number of bankers have already been infected with the novel coronavirus in the course of their work during the nationwide shutdown.

The government has moved to acknowledge their efforts to continue working despite exposing both themselves and their families by drawing up a special allowance scheme for them.

Bank staffers across the board, including permanent, temporary and contractual employees, who have been physically attending office, will be eligible for the special allowance, which will range between Tk 30,000 and Tk 100,000.

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