The cash sections of all the branches of the Bangladesh Bank (BB), including that of security and PAD (payment against deposit), will remain open on Saturdays, assistant spokesperson of the central bank said on Thursday.
A directive from the Bangladesh Bank head office has been sent to the authorities concerned, AFM Asaduzzaman told UNB.
He said the decision will remain unchanged until further directive from the central bank in this regard, he said.
Asaduzzaman also said the Bangladesh Automated Clearing House (BACH) section under the BB head office will also remain open every Saturday.
Meanwhile, all the authorised dealers’ (ADs) branches of commercial banks will remain open on Saturdays to keep transactions smooth.
An authorised dealer is a bank which has been authorised by the central bank to deal with gold and all foreign currencies, and for this purpose, can open and maintain accounts in such currencies within the limits established by the bank. UNB