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BB asks banks to run with 50pc manpower

Published : 24 Jan 2022 10:15 PM | Updated : 25 Jan 2022 02:27 PM

The Bangladesh Bank (BB) on Monday directed all  banks to operate with half of their manpower until February 6 and introduce  alternate duty roster immediately in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19.

The central bank asked banks to take decision to fix the number of  employees as per their requirement to operate the essential banking services,  as per a BB circular issued today. This means banks are allowed to run their special banking operations by  deploying more than 50 per cent employees if needed. The employees will have to stay at their  respective working areas during  their absent period from their offices, according to the central bank circular.

On top of that, they can also settle the banking activities through virtual  platforms.

Clients will have to wear facemasks on a mandatory basis while taking  service from banks. The BB has given the instructions as per the decision taken by the  government. 

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