BKash works with garments, banks for ensuring worker accounts

Sunbd Desk || Published: 2020-04-14 05:28:47 || Updated: 2020-04-14 05:28:47

No charge is needed to open the account

Mobile financial service BKash is jointly working with the garment companies and their associated banks to ensure the apparel workers’ accounts so that the government can pay their wages directly, said a press release.

The government recently announced that it will pay the export-oriented factory workers from its stimulus fund during the coronavirus crisis days, for which workers’ mobile accounts made mandatory.

The mobile financial service (MFS) provider also emphasized its television advertisement which guides self-registration of with Bkash, said the release.

In addition, the workers can open accounts at the selected digital e-registration points of bKash, maintaining social distance.

Workers having no national identification card, can use their birth certificate to open bKash account, mentioned the release.

To open a BKash account, workers need to download the app. Then following a few simple steps and scanning the NID and taking pictures of themselves, they can have their account ready.

No charge is needed to open the account, it added.

Since 2015, more than 4 lakh workers of around 400 garments factories have been receiving salaries through bKash, it release mentioned.

The release mentioned that the workers need not pay any cash out charge. The BKash and the concerned factories bear the costs.

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