Recently Bangladesh government has issued a roster for a zone-based weekly leave for industrial units across the country to resolve the surge in load shedding and ensure a continuous power supply.
Regarding this matter, the epic body for textile mills – Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) has drawn attention to the notification issued on August 11 by the Directorate of Inspection of Mill Factories and Establishments of the government and the Ministry of Labor and Employment.
According to the said notification, weekly holidays have been rearranged on different days to ensure uninterrupted power supply in the industrial areas of the country and column 4 of the said notification, weekly holidays have been declared in electrical zones/industrial areas.
As there is no direction in the said Notification to arrange Holiday Staggering for all the industries operating with captive power – the textile mills under BTMA feel that the notification does not apply to the member mills who operate mills through captive power generation.
It may be noted that the representative of BTMA was present in the meeting held on August 7 with the Minister of State for Power and when the matter of textile mills run by captive power was raised in that meeting, no decision was taken regarding rescheduling of holidays.
If any member mill faces any kind of problem in the light of the said notification, they are requested to contact the cell consisting of BTMA Additional Director, CEO (in-charge) (Mobile- 01819250007) for appropriate action and action in this regard. Other members of the said cell are Mohiuddin Ahmed, Deputy Secretary (Mobile-01671446803) and Ziaul Hasan Chowdhury, Assistant Secretary (Mobile-01711315317).