The government has rearranged the office timing for the upcoming holy month of Ramadan from 9 am to 3:30 pm for all government, semi-government, autonomous and semi-autonomous institutions.
The decision was taken on Monday at the weekly cabinet meeting held with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the chair at the Prime Minister's Office.
“During the Ramadan, 9:00am to 3:30pm has been fixed as the office time from Sunday to Thursday,” said cabinet secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam told reporters at the Secretariat.
He said there’ll be a 15-minute break from 1:15 to 1:30pm for Zahr prayer.
However, the governor of Bangladesh Bank informed that the office time for banks would be from 9:30am to 4:00pm during the Ramadan, said Anwarul.
The Supreme Court reschedules their own office timing for the Ramadan following their rules and considering the public interest.
This year, the holy Ramadan in Bangladesh is expected to begin on 02 April.