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- Dhaka, Aug 16 (UNB) – The Appellate Division of the Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday fixed October 10 for hearing the government’s plea filed against the High Court (HC) order that declared the mobile court, conducted by the executive magistrates, illegal and contradictory to the Constitution. A six-member SC bench, headed by Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha, fixed the date in the morning. Attorney general Mahbubey Alam said there is no bar to carry on mobile court till October 10. Earlier on May 11, the High Court declared illegal of the operation of mobile court by the executive magistrate. On May 14, the Chamber Judge stayed the HC order in response to an appeal filed by the government till May 18. On May 21, the SC adjourned the verdict of the High Court till July 2. The SC, on July 4, extended its earlier order for two weeks staying the High Court verdict.
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UNDP, Bank Asia innovate together for social safety net payments
Bank Asia Limited and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Sunday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly support easier access to social safety net payments through digital financial inclusion.
This new partnership is a ‘groundbreaking’ initiative aiming to bring financial safety payments and services at the doorstep, including providing financial literacy, which will specifically benefit the rural population, said both the UNDP and Bank Asia.
“In the continuous efforts to reach Bangladesh’s development goals within the Agenda 2030 and the 7th Five-Year Plan, involvement of all sectors, especially the private sector is essential,” said UNDP Bangladesh Country Director Sudipto Mukerjee.
President and Managing Director, Bank Asia Md Arfan Ali said this is a prime example of the private sector designing inclusive business models and services moving beyond corporate banking business.
“The partnership will expand bank account adoption, consequently accelerating the pathway out of poverty for approximately 10,000 people in the first two years.”