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BGMEA turns down request to extend time for non-compliant units

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) turned down the plea for giving the non-compliant factories more time for introducing workers' biometric database, according to sources. The apparel sector trade body decided that it will resume services to those factories only after their enrolment in the database system. Recently, the organization had put on hold providing the services to some of its members for their failure to register in the workers’ biometric database service.

Apparently, the BGMEA meeting was called following the request of a number of its member factories for further time extension. Incidentally, majority of the member factories are yet to enroll for the service even though the timeline for the purpose was extended three times since December 2015 to April 2016.