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Cabinet approves draft digital commerce policy

  • Published at 10:23 pm July 16th, 2018
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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Focus Bangla

'The government has taken an initiative to formulate the policy for the development of industries, growing export and creating more jobs in the ICT sector'

The Cabinet on Monday approved the draft of the National Digital Commerce Policy 2018 aiming to ensure safe digital transactions and remove mistrust of buyers and purchasers in digital commerce.

The approval was given at the weekly meeting of the Cabinet held at the Prime Minister's Office with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair, reports UNB. 

"The government has taken an initiative to formulate the policy for the development of industries, growing export and creating more jobs in the ICT sector," said Secretary (Coordination and Reform) of the Cabinet Division NM Ziaul Alam while briefing reporters after the meeting.

As per the policy, a cell will be formed under the Commerce Ministry for proper implementation of the activities of digital commerce and protection of consumer rights.

Ziaul Alam said the policy focuses on ensuring safe digital transactions through the use of ICT, identifying piracy and hacking and checking those, removing fear from purchasers and sellers and enhancing their confidence in the digital commerce.

He said the scope for ICT-based commerce has opened due to the rise of internet, social networking sites, mobile apps and other digital communication means throughout the world. "Digital commerce is getting popular day by day across the world."

The Cabinet also adopted a thanksgiving motion appreciating Finance Division Secretary Muslim Chowdhury for being appointed as the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh.