The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry has made it mandatory for the candidates to its director posts to submit their Credit Information Bureau data to prove them not to be a loan defaulter.
The candidates have been asked to submit the information on a specific form provided by the FBCCI while submitting the election papers, said a press release.
The election to the board of directors of the apex trade body is scheduled to be held on May 5 from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
According to polls schedule, the Election Board will publish a draft list of candidates on April 8. The final list of candidates will be published on April 21.
The elected directors will choose the president, senior vice-president and six vice-presidents on May 7. The official results will be published on May 9.
Thirty-six directors – 18 each from the Chamber Group and the Association Group — would be elected and more 24 would be chosen from the two groups.
There are 82 chambers and 385 associations of businesses under the federation.
The federation formed the election board on February 6 with Ali Ashraf MP as chairman. Former FBCCI director Jahangir Alamin is the chairman of the Election Appeals Board.