bKash, the country's largest mobile financial services provider, has teamed up with the apparel makers and their associated banks to help the workers open accounts and receive monthly salaries through mobile banking.
They have taken the step following the government instruction to disburse salary and allowances of the apparel workers through mobile banking accounts during the emergency period, said a press release on Monday.
The workers can open accounts from bKash app's self-registration option and at the selected digital e-registration points of the mobile financial services provider while maintaining social distance.
To open a bKash account, they need to download the app. Then following a few simple steps and scanning their national identity card and taking pictures of themselves, they can have their account ready.
The workers can also open an account within a few minutes by taking their national identity card and phone with the SIM card they want to open bKash account with to the nearest digital e-registration point.
Those, who do not have a national identity card, can use their birth certificate to open a bKash account as per the regulations of the Bangladesh Bank.
While receiving salaries through bKash, the workers will not have to pay any cash out charge. bKash and the concerned factory will jointly bear the charges so that the workers get the full amount of their salary, said bKash.
The process of opening bKash accounts for the apparel workers is going on in full swing by ensuring accuracy and safety in coordination with banks, garment factories and workers, said bKash.