Bangladesh Bank on Wednesday asked scheduled banks to set up day-care centre for the children of their employees.
The BB issued a circular and guidelines to managing directors and chief executive officers of all banks asking them to set up day-care centre in a place solely or jointly so that the children of the banks’ employees could be grown up with proper physical and mental support.
The BB issued the directives in line with the International Labour Organisation’s guidelines.
The central bank in the guidelines said that the banks’ employees would be allowed to use the day-care centre.
The employees will be allowed to keep their children aged between six months and 6 years.
The banks will have to form a governing body to monitor a day-care centre and they (banks) will have to appoint a chairman, whose rank is equivalent to general manager or above, of the body.
The governing body will have to recruit a well-reputed service provider company to operate the day-care centre and will have to form a ‘welfare committee’ to monitor the hygienic atmosphere, security and food standard of the centre.
The welfare committee will be formed by comprising the representatives of the bank officials, doctors and parents (who work at the bank).
The governing body will have to arrange at least one meeting in a month to supervise the day-care centre and place the meeting minutes to the central bank.
Any employee will be allowed to keep maximum two children at the day-care centre.
The guardians of the children will have to bear the operational cost of the day-care centre.
The governing body, however, will not be allowed to charge more than Tk 2,500 for per child.
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