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Holiday bank hour extended

 Staff Correspondent

 Published: 02:40 PM, 2 April 2020  

Bangladesh Bank

Bangladesh Bank

The government has extended the general holiday period to prevent coronsavirus infection in the country. At the same time, the Bangladesh Bank has decided to run the bank activities on a limited basis during the general holidays. However, changes have been made in bank hour that was announced earlier on the general holidays. According to the new directive, banks will be open from 10 am to 3 pm. However, cash transactions will be run between 10 am and 1 pm.

A notification regarding this matter was issued from Bangladesh Bank's Department of Off-site Supervision on Thursday.

The notification has been sent to the CEOs of all scheduled banks of the country.

The notification said the government has extended the pre-announced general holiday period to prevent coronavirus infection. Therefore, the daily banking transaction schedule has been rescheduled from April 5 to April 9. Banks can be open from 10 am to 3 pm these days. However, cash transactions will be from 10 am to 1 pm. In this case, the relevant branch of the concerned branch and head office will be able to work till 3pm to carry out the following formal activities.

The notice also said that at the specified time, various payment systems or other transactions under the clearing system maintained by the Bangladesh Bank including Treasury invoice deposit, deposit and withdraw money through cash or check as well as issue DD or pay order etc. should be ensured for customer .