News Desk : dhakamirror.com
The cabinet has rescheduled the office hour of government and autonomous institutions from 8am to 3pm to save electricity and reduce traffic jam. All the banks across the county will remain open from 9am to 4pm.
The new timings will come into effect from Wednesday (24 August), said Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam during a press briefing after a meeting of the Cabinet at the secretariat on Monday (22 August).
Private offices will take decisions as per their plan, he added. A gazette notification has also been published in this regard.
The educational institution will remain shut two days a week. Ministry of Education will soon issue a notice in this regard.
Earlier, the government had said that it is planning to reduce office hours and introduce virtual office to save electricity.
The government had decided to halt production of all the diesel-run power plants — which provide some 2.79% of the country’s electricity — currently in operation across the country until further notice. It also decided to keep fuel stations closed for a day every week in a bid to tackle the ongoing power and energy crisis.