Dhaka: An inter-ministerial committee headed by the Commerce Ministry on e-commerce has decided to recommend the Home Ministry to take action against e-commerce company Evaly.
The decision was taken at an inter-ministerial committee meeting held at the secretariat on Tuesday.
Director-General of the WTO Cell of the Ministry of Commerce Hafizur Rahman told media that the committee’s recommendation was that since the law had been violated, the Commerce Ministry would take responsibility and hand it over to law enforcement.
So that they can take disciplinary action by investigating the inconsistency of the company.
Besides, according to the report of Bangladesh Bank, the Inter-Ministerial Committee has asked the Ministry of Commerce to send the names of nine more e-commerce companies to the Ministry of Home Affairs after investigation.
Earlier, Paperfly, one of the leading companies in the technology sector, is going to take legal action against Evaly for recovering arrears. The company claims that the current arrears of Tk7 crores.
Rahat Ahmed, Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of Paperfly, said that even though several crores of takas were due for delivery of goods across the country, Evaly did not pay any bill from January to July.
“We took the initiative to negotiate several times to collect the arrears but did not get any response from Evaly.”
In August last year, Bangladesh Bank suspended transactions in the bank accounts of Evaly and its chairman and MD for a month.
Meanwhile, a case has been filed against Evaly chairman Shamima Nasrin and MD Mohammad Rassell in Sirajganj on charges of fraud and customer harassment.
The total debt of Evaly is Tk542 crore 99 lakh 58 thousand 482. In contrast to this debt, their total visible and invisible assets are Tk583 crore 99 lakh 58 thousand 482.