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Since its modest beginning in 1993, GB computerization programme has come a long way. At the end of 2004, 1,215 branches have been computerized. To increase the operational efficiency of any financial institution, it is important to minimise paper work at all levels particularly at branch level. Given the limitations of power supply, it is still not possible to derive maximum benefit from the computerization of Grameen management information system, especially in the rural areas.

During the year 2004, we set up another 2 Information Management Centres at the area level. At the Information Management Centres, three branches are served by one computer. All branches within an area receive services from the centre. Each centre provides all types of loan monitoring and accounting services on a regular basis. Therefore, it has been possible to both reduce costs and increase the efficiency of the computerization programme.

Information regarding the progress of the computerization programme for 2004 through the area level Information Management Centres is furnished in the folowing table.
Sl No.   Zones   No. of
Centers
  No. of
Computers
  No. of
Bramches

1   Chittagong   8   25   79
2   Tangail   7   23   75
3   Rabgpur   7   25   75
4   Dhaka   8   25   80
5   Patuakhali   9   34   77
6   Bogra   10   34   110
7   Sylhet   7   19   56
8   Rajshahi   9   30   87
9   Dinajpur   7   23   66
10   Faridpur   7   28   75
11   Comilla   6   20   60
12   Mymensing   6   20   56
13   Narayanganj   7   24   69
14   Khulna   8   26   76
15   Noakhali   7   22   58
16   Jamalpur   4   14   41
17   Nilphamari   5   17   38
18   Hobigonj   4   12   37

    Total   126   421   1,215
 
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Branch Coverage Scenario under Computerization Programme


During the year, all the zonal offices were brought under Internetnetwork. As a result data transfer has become both easy and less expensive. Grameen Communications, an independent company provides necessary technical assistance for supporting the computerization programme of Grameen Bank.
 
   
   
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