PM releases stamps, opens Post Office’s digital financial service

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Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina today released a
commemorative postage stamp, a first-day cover and a data card marking the
49th Independence and National Day.( News by BSS)

The premier released the stamp and the first day cover of Taka 10 and the
data card of Taka 5 at her official Ganabhaban residence here this afternoon.

A special canceller was used on the occasion.

The premier also launched Bangladesh Post Office’s digital financial
service ‘Nagad’ through the same function.

Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque, Post and
Telecommunications Minister Mustafa Jabbar, Secretary-in-Charge of the Post
and Telecommunications Ministry Ashoke Kumar Biswash and Director General of
Bangladesh Post Office Sushanta Kumar Mandal were present on the occasion,
among others.

The stamp, first-day cover and data card would be sold from Philatelic
Bureau of Dhaka GPO today and those would be available at other GPOs and head
post offices across the country later.

There is also an arrangement for special canceller in four GPOs to be used
for the first-day cover.

The prime minister opened the Postal Cash Card and EMTS services on March
26 in 2010.

Bangladesh Post Office introduced Postal Cash Card on the basis of the main
policy – ‘Financial inclusion of the people deprived of the banking
facilities’.

‘Nagad’ is the newly-shaped financial services of the existing Postal Cash
Card and the Electronic Money Transfer System (EMTS) services, officials
concerned said.

It is an expanded digital financial service which is capable of making
speedy financial transaction through various digital channels like apps,
mobile phones, ATM, POS terminals, NFC-enabled devices, chips,
electronically-enabled cards, biometric devices, tabs, the officials said.