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Grameenphone contributes Tk 30.31cr to Labour Welfare Fund

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Published: 21:21, 4 August 2022  
Grameenphone contributes Tk 30.31cr to Labour Welfare Fund

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Grameenphone has contributed around Tk 30.31 crore to the Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation Fund under the Ministry of Labour and Employment for the welfare of the workers.

The contribution comes amidst the ongoing global pandemic and economic instability, said a press release.

A five-member delegation led by Grameenphone’s Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) Syed Tanvir Husain handed over the cheque to State Minister of Ministry of Labour and Employment Begum Monnujan Sufian on Thursday.

Around 165 local, foreign and multinational companies, including Grameenphone, have been regularly contributing a certain portion of their dividends to this fund.

It was revealed at the cheque handover ceremony that the number of companies submitting dividends is increasing every month.

At present, the amount deposited in this fund is around Tk 442 crore.

A certain portion of Grameenphone’s dividend is regularly deposited in the Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation. As the highest contributor to the fund, Grameenphone has so far deposited Tk 213.32 crore, said the release.

“The government has formed a foundation fund under the Bangladesh Labor Act for the welfare of working people. This fund provides assistance to the workers of the formal and informal sectors for the treatment of accidental deaths in workplaces, injuries, and incurable diseases, and also for the higher education of meritorious children of the workers,” said Monnujan Sufian who is also the chairman of Bangladesh Labour Welfare Foundation.

“So far in this year, around two thousand workers have been provided assistance worth Tk 6.25 crore from this fund,” she added.

Grameenphone’s Tanvir Husain said, “Grameenphone being a part of Telenor Group and as a responsible corporate citizen, has been an enabler of digitalization & development over the last 25 years.

Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Employment Md Ehsane Elahi; Director General of Bangladesh Workers Welfare Foundation Gokul Krishna Ghosh; Inspector General of the Department of Inspection for Factories and Establishment Md. Nasir Uddin Ahmed; Director General of the Department of Labour Khaled Mamun Chowdhury ndc; Head of Industrial Relations & HR Strategy of Grameenphone K M Sabbir Ahmed; Head of Compensation & Benefits of Grameenphone Mohammad Khaled Mridha; Md. Asaduzzaman and Mohammad Tawhidul Islam of Industrial Relations & HR Strategy of Grameenphone were also present among others, at the event.