Government Policy

Bank branches to remain closed on Tuesday in election areas

Bank branches will remain closed on Tuesday in parts of the country where elections and by-elections to different upazila and union councils will be held on the day, said a Bangladesh Bank circular.

It said the measures were taken in accordance with the declaration of the general holiday by the Election Commission on the occasion of elections in those areas.

An EC gazette notification shows that by-elections to chairman, vice chairman and female vice-chairman posts will be held at Daudkandi upzila while vice-chairman election at Dinajpur Sadar upazila and chairman election at Jessore Sadar upazila, South Matlab of Chandpur, Jamalganj of Sunamganj, Shibchar of Madaripur, Sarankhola of Bagerhat, Paikegachha of Khulna and Manda upazila of Naogaon district on Tuesday.

General election will be held at 10 union councils and by-election to vacant posts of chairman of 41 union councils in different districts will be held on October 20.

Source: United News of Bangladesh