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BB asks banks to adopt Universal Pension Scheme

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Published: 00:23, 9 February 2024  
BB asks banks to adopt Universal Pension Scheme

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Bangladesh Bank (BB) asked banks to take measures to encourage their officials and employees to adopt the government's Universal Pension Scheme.

The instruction excludes the employees working at government-owned commercial and specialised banks, as per a press release issued on Thursday, reports BSS.

Currently, the employees of government, semi-government or autonomous organisations receive pension benefits from the state.

Launched in August last year, the scheme aims at bringing the growing elderly population of the country under a well-organised social safety net and providing them with a monthly stipend so that they can meet expenses.

All citizens aged between 18 and 50 years, including expatriate Bangladeshis, are eligible.