Banks to remain open from today
Banks will remain open in limited scale from today to facilitate the financial transaction for their clients though the government has declared general holidays from March 29 to April 2. As per a recent circular of the Bangladesh Bank (BB), banks will remain open from 10am to 1:30pm during the government-declared general holidays while the transaction will be made between 10am to 12 noon.
During the time, banks will keep open the required number of online branches for only depositing and withdrawing cash in order to ensure smooth transaction of the people.
As per the circular, non-online bank branches will remain open only for cash deposit and withdrawal. Authorised Dealer (AD) branches will only remain open for emergency foreign transactions, it added.
BB also asked banks to keep enough money at ATM booths for ensuring ATM and card transaction.
In another circular, BB asked the banks to continue the issuance of the DD or Pay orders during the general holidays.