Abedur Rashid, Chairman of Board of Directors of Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited hands over a cheque for Tk 11.27 crore to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for rehabilitation of Savar Rana Plaza victims at the PMO in Dhaka on Tuesday.
Dutch-Bangla Bank Limited (DBBL) on Tuesday donated Tk. 11.27 crore to Prime Minister’s relief fund to help Savar Rana Plaza tragedy victims.
The bank earlier announced that it will give Tk 1 lakh to each of the families of the garment workers who were killed in the tragedy, said a press release.
Abedur Rashid Khan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of DBBL handed over the cheque to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at the Prime Minister’s Office.
AMA Muhith, Finance Minister, Dr. Atiur Rahman, Governor, Bangladesh Bank, KS Tabrez, Managing Director of the bank, Dr. M. Aslam Alam, Secretary, Banking and Financial Division, SK Sur Chowdhury, Deputy Governor of Bangladesh Bank, Nazrul islam Majumder, Chairman of the Bangladesh Association of Banks were also present on the occasion.
S M Shameem Iqbal, Vice Chairman, Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd, speaks at the 18th AGM at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka Tuesday.
Al-Arafah Islami Bank Ltd approved 17 percent dividend in the form of bonus share for the year ended on 31 December, 2012.
The approval was given at the 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the bank held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka Tuesday, said a press release.
Prior to that, the 16th Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) was held at the same venue and same date.
The EGM approved a proposal to raise Authorized Capital of the Bank from 1,000 crore to Tk 1,500 crore, subject to approval of regulatory authorities. The meeting presided over by Jb. Badiur Rahman, Chairman, Board of Directors of the Bank.
Agrani Bank has launched ‘agent banking’ service to provide rural people with necessary banking and financial services at their doorsteps at lower cost and faster pace than banks’ branches.
Agrani Bank will initially operate such services in Pangsha of Rajbari and Shahastaganj of Habiganj through its vender organization ‘DOER’ for three months as a pilot scheme.
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Agrani Bank Syed Abdul Hamid formally launched the service at a programme held at its head-office here today.
“Farmers will be able to open account at Tk 10. The agent bank will bring more people especially small and marginal farmers under the institutional financial system,” he added.
Badiur Rahman will continue as the chairman of Al-Arafah Islami Bank for the sixth time, said a press release.
The 240th meeting
of the Board of
Directors on Tuesday unanimously reached this decision.
Badiur will remain the chairman of the bank until the next annual general meeting is held, the release added.
Bangladesh Bank on Tuesday extended the time limit by one month and fifteen days for the textile mills, which were affected by purchasing high-priced cotton, to submit applications seeking cash incentive.
The central bank issued a circular to authorised dealer branches of all commercial banks saying that the owners of the textile mills under the Bangladesh
Textile Mills Association would be allowed to submit applications for cash incentive in 45 days from the ‘issuing date of this circular’.
The government earlier announced five per cent cash incentive to the textile mills like spinning, weaving, dying-finishing mills,
under the BTMA, which were affected by the volatile global cotton prices between August 2010 and March 2011.
The BB circular also imposed some new conditions to get five per cent cash incentives.
It said that the imported cotton had to be used in export-oriented textile and textile products to get the incentive.
The textile mills will not get incentive if they took tax bond and duty-drawback facility for any materials of their exported products, it said.
The textile mills of the BTMA will not get the cash incentive if they supplied their products to any organisations of the export processing zone.
The textile mills will get the facility if they supplied their products made by high-valued imported cottons to the exporter organisations through local letters of credit,
back-to-back LCs and documentary collections.
The BB in its circular also warned the banks that it would take punitive action if any bank perpetrated irregularities in giving the incentive.
The central bank will
deduct the money of cash incentive from the commercial banks’ account with the BB if the banks disburse the incentive illegally to the millers.
The BB asked the banks to preserve all documents relating to the cash incentive at least for three years from the disbursement of the cash incentive
date as the central bank’s inspection team and the department of government commercial internal audit would examine the documents.News:New Age Bangladesh/15-May-2013