Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– The central bank has asked the commercial banks to ensure digital operations including ATM (Automated Teller Machine), POS (Point of Sale) round the clock amid enough security during the Eid vacation.
“The central bank has taken the measures to ensure the overall digital financial transactions along with security particularly during the Eid-ul-Azha vacation,” a senior official of the Bangladesh Bank (BB) told BBN in Dhaka.
He also said such transactions normally increase significantly during the weekend and other holidays.
The scheduled banks will remain closed from September 09 to September 14 on the occasion of the Eid.
“We’ve already asked the banks to take adequate security measures at their ATM booths for avoiding any unwanted incidents,” the central banker noted.
The central bank of Bangladesh issued two circulars on Wednesday asking the chief executive officers and managing directors of all scheduled banks for taking necessary measures to ensure both operations and security of ATM, POS, e-Payment Gateway and Mobile Financial Services (MFS) during the six-day vacation.
The banks have been asked to make available cash at ATM booths all time.
Currently, more than 7,500 ATM booths are now in operation across the country, of which the Dutch Bangla Bank Limited (DBBL) alone operates nearly 3,500.
The commercial banks must have to inform their clients about any amount of transitions using ATM and POS through send SMS (Short Message Service).
The banks have also been asked to ensure their overall safety, including cyber security during the holiday banking.

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