Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) cancelled the contract agreement to supply of polycarbonate driving license cards with Tiger IT Bangladesh Ltd.
According to TigerIT information, showing World Bank’s insistence, BTRA is planning to awarde the contract to Indian Company Madras Security Printers Pvt Limited without calling any tender.
BRTA awarded Tiger IT the contract for “Supply of Personalized Dual Interface Polycarbonate Motor Driving License” cards on July 2016. As per contract, TigerIT was selected to supply 1.5 million Driving License (DL) cards in five years to BRTA along with installation of personalization printers and handheld devices for DL authentication.
Tiger IT will provide related equipment for the personalization center and will also develop an online license application software, that will make the DL application process more efficient for the citizens of Bangladesh.
Authority concerned of TigerIT said, World Bank depends on certain information cannot create any obstacle in any project run by government fund. Driving license project was a government project with its own funding.
BTRA sent a letter to Madras Printers on August 29 singed by one of its director to know whether they can supply polycarbonate driving license cards to BTRA as per the tender price called during 2016. Madras Printers confirm the position within two days.