The Bangladesh Energy Regulatory Commission started digital services for issuing electricity generation, energy transmission, distribution, storage and carrying licences.
The commission on Tuesday inaugurated the online system named "e-licensing service" at its auditorium in the capital.
Consumers will be able to apply for a new licence, renew old ones and make corrections to the existing ones through this system without being physically present at the commission.
"We started this programme for offering a comfortable service in the shortest possible time. We are hopeful that consumers will get a licence within 15 days if their documents are all correct," said Monowar Islam, chairman of the commission.
He said, "Bangladesh's position in the world business ranking was poor only two years ago. But now the situation has improved. We have to go ahead, and this is an initiative [e-licence] for that purpose."
Through this online service system, customers will receive an auto-notification of their applications' status, avail all information of their applications preserved in a machine-readable optical label and be able to verify the applications.
The commission members Rahman Murshed, Mahmudul Huq Bhuiyan, Md Abdul Aziz Khan and Md Mizanur Rahman were present at the programme.