Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's ICT Adviser Sajeeb Wazed Joy has launched a new mobile banking service named “Daak Taka”, saying the service will allow people to open their bank accounts at Tk2 only.
The launching ceremony was held at the Bangladesh Post Office (BPO) conference room on Monday.
Joy, who is also the son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, made a presentation, attended by State Minister for Posts and Telecommunications Tarana Halim, Posts and Telecommunications Division Secretary Shyam Sundar Sikdar, Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) chairman Shahjahan Mahmud, chairman of D Money Bangladesh Ltd Anjan Chowdhury.
"I am delighted to launch the service," said Joy adding that the rural people will be more benefitted from the service.
He said the government is trying to make its service and other allowances available to people through mobile apps and internet. "There are 8,000 post offices across Bangladesh.
“As there is no bank at the union level, the BPO is working to provide financial services digitally in rural areas," he said.
"The aim of the digital Bangladesh is to make public life easier," he added.
Bedsides, Tarana Halim said the government is bringing in changes in the BPO and the BPO will be fully digitalized within 2021.