Bangladesh Freelance Development Society (BFDS) and the ICT department took an initiative to create a database targeted towards the local freelancers. Under this initiative, ID cards will be provided to freelancers, bringing freelancing under an official working structure.
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This ID card validates a freelancer showing off his skills and achievements. They are calling this “The Free ID”. Other than showing off skills, it can also be used for banking.
“All this information will be fixed in the card with a QR code and only institutions that have an agreement with the BFDS can access it,”Said Mustafizur Rahman, general secretary of BFDS.
The card will contain the freelancer’s info, the earning statement, and his/her development in the career. According to data from BFDS, out of the six lakhs freelancers, only two lakhs earn actively.
Now, the ICT division of Bangladesh will be the ones providing the cards. While BFDS will provide tech support. Both parties signed an agreement regarding this. Other than that, BFDS signed a deal with Walton to allow the freelancers to buy Walton electronics at instalments.