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BCS Achievements & Milestones

1987- Established BCS 1992- BCS is the first registered ICT trade association of Bangladesh.

1993- It started organizing ICT exhibitions and successfully continues the event on regular basis in the capital city of Dhaka and other cities.

1996- BCS joined Asian-Oceanian Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO) as Associate Member and became a full Member in 2001.

1996- Syllabus was outlined and computer education was introduced at the SSC level & in the HSC level in 1998 at the initiative of BCS.

1996- Recommendations were made to provide a VSAT license and reduce Internet Bandwidth charge.

1997- 45 recommendations were made by the popularly known JRC committee at the initiative of BCS for the development of ICT, a few of which are as follows: -

Withdrawal of duties, tax & VAT from computer & its allied products.

-Formation of National ICT Task Force headed by the Head of the Government.

-Declaring ICT as a thrust sector. -Formulation of National ICT Policy.

-Special incentives for the local and foreign investors & entrepreneurs.

1998-1999- Duties, tax & VAT on computer & its allied products were withdrawn from the budget at the initiative of BCS.

1998- BCS registered as a member of WITSA (The World Information Technology and Services Alliance), which is a consortium of 65 ICT industry associations from economies around the world representing over 90 percent of the world ICT market.

1999- BCS established the one-stop ICT market at the IBD Bhaban, Agargaon, Dhaka in the name of 'BCS Computer City' that has become the role model of its kind in South Asia. 2000- BCS introduced ASOCIO Multilateral Trade Visit on ICT in the Asian-Oceanian region starting from Dhaka.

2004- BCS successfully organized ASOCIO Officers Meeting in Dhaka.

2005- In collaboration with the Government of Bangladesh, BCS started organizing the ICT Awareness Program in divisional cities and districts, and this program has been continuing on regular basis.

2008- BCS received National Award in recognition of its outstanding contribution to the development and expand ICT of the country.

2009- BCS organized the first “BCS Digital Expo” and successfully continues the event regular basis.

2011- BCS received National Award as “The most popular non-government E-initiative” as recognition of its outstanding contribution to the development and expand the ICT of the country.

2011- One of the big achievements of BCS was to establish the laptop market at the Eastern Plus Shopping Complex, Dhaka in the name of ' Eastern Plus BCS laptop bazaar'.

2012- Computer education has become compulsory in high school is one of the biggest successes of BCS initiatives.

To make representation to the Government and related bodies on behalf of BCS members with a view to reduce bottlenecks, grievances, anomalies, and meeting legitimate demand. To discuss and promote legislative support and other measures connected to or having bearing on the business.

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