Cos must monitor MFS transaction during public exams: BB

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Jan 24,2020


The Bangladesh Bank on Thursday asked the mobile financial service providers to strengthen monitoring on money transactions through their platforms in the period between one week before the start of public examinations and the end of the examinations.

The central bank issued a circular in this regard on Thursday in line with a decision made at a recent inter-ministerial meeting in presence of education minister Dipu Moni, an official of the central bank said.

The circular was issued with a view to preventing question paper leak by detecting suspicious financial transaction in the period, he said.

The circular said that mobile financial services under the mobile financial service providers and E-Wallet services under the payment service providers must strengthen their monitoring on repeated small transactions (Tk 200-Tk 2,000) before one week of the start of all public examinations including JSC, JDC, SSC, HSC, vocational, diploma and equivalent examinations till the end of the examinations.

If the service providers detect any suspicious transaction, they must inform the law enforcement agencies  about the transaction, it said.

The BB asked the financial service providers to inform their agents, distributors and clients about the central bank’s directive and suggested that they should take necessary measures in line with the order.

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