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VOL 23 NO 53 REGD NO DA 1589 | Dhaka, Sunday, January 3 2016
Posted : 03 Jan, 2016 16:09:19 AA-A+
Mobile phone rechargers threaten strike
Mobile phone rechargers threaten strike

Mobile phone rechargers and mobile banking vendors threatened to go on strike if their seven-point demand including higher commission is not met within January.

Md Shafiqur Rahman, president of Bangladesh Mobile Phone Recharge and Banking Association announced this statement at a press conference at Dhaka Reporters Unity on Sunday.

“Some 536,000 vendors would stop their service if our demands are not fulfilled within January,” Shafiqur said. He claimed the government was losing about Tk 10 billion in revenue as there was no regulation on the commissions for the service.

The mobile banking leads to transaction of around Tk 4 billion every day while Tk 2 billion is transacted for the phone top-up service, said Rahman.

The platform demanded that the commission for each recharge of Tk 1,000 should be fixed at Tk 100, up from the existing Tk 27. The agents’ commission for mobile banking be increased to Tk 6 from the current Tk 4.20 for every Tk 1,000 transacted, it demanded.

Rahman also said that only registered vendors should be allowed to run the mobile top-up business and the recently imposed phone recharge ceiling has to be withdrawn, according to -Mithun

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