Country’s Top Online Outsourcers get awarded

About 100 including individuals and organizations received “BASIS Outsourcing Award 2015” at the Institute of Diploma Engineers auditorium in Dhaka on Monday evening. BASIS organized the ceremony for the fifth time this year to recognize the outstanding performances of individuals and IT Firms who are engaged in online outsourcing.

M A Mannan, State Minister, Ministry of Finance and Planning, handed out the awards as the Chief Guest. Md. Nazrul Islam Khan, Secretary, Ministry of Education attended the ceremony as Special Guests. BASIS President Shameem Ahsan presided over the ceremony.

Md. Aminul Islam, Additional Managing Director & Chief Operating Officer of Bank Asia Ltd, Secretary General Uttam Kumar Paul spoke at the ceremony. Among others BASIS Senior Vice President Russell T Ahmed, Vice President M Rashidul Hasan, Joint Secretary General Mostafizur Rahman Sohel, BASIS Treasurer and Convener of BASIS Outsourcing Award 2015 Shah Imraul Kaeesh, Russell T Ahmed, BASIS Senior Vice President Director Suny Md. Ashraf Khan, Director Ariful Hasan, Executive Director Sami Ahmed, present and former executive committee members of BASIS, Jury board and BASIS Members were present at the ceremony.

BASIS has been awarding IT professionals who bring foreign currencies with their incredible competency in online outsourcing for the past few years. The winners are selected through a series of screening process and interviews. Export value, employment and their contribution in social development are taken into account while selecting the winners.

With the aim of spreading outsourcing through the country, this year top 58 freelancers and IT entrepreneurs from 64 districts were awarded. 8 awards to individual outsourcing professionals and 3 awards to women outsourcing professionals were handed out. 15 companies got recognition for their contribution in the outsourcing sector. Also 10 startup companies were awarded on a category introduced for the first time.

Chief Guest M A Mannan said, we’re working towards creating employment for 3.6 million people before 2020. Outsourcing and IT related jobs will contribute to a great extent in meeting our target. Young professionals will drive our country towards development through their skills and knowledge in IT.

Secretary of Ministry of Education, Md. Nazrul Islam Khan said, Bangladesh has the greatest potential in ICT sector. every year 20 thousand IT professionals are graduating from our universities. Moreover, government has included IT as the compulsory component in the curriculums. To speed up ICT education, ICT buildings have been constructed in 125 Upazillas. Successively ICT buildings will be constructed in all the districts throughout the country. By these initiatives majority of skilled workforce will be created in ICT sector where outsourcing will have the most involvement.

BASIS President Shameem Ahsan mentioned, BASIS will continue arranging outsourcing award in order to inspire the award winners and to encourage young generation take outsourcing as their occupation in individual and entrepreneur level. Besides, BASIS has taken initiatives to train 23 thousand skilled workforce by 2018 through BITM. Simultaneously measures are taken to create 10 lac IT professionals in IT sector. We anticipate the export income by this workforce would surplus RMG sector as well.

BASIS Outsourcing Award was supported by Business Promotion Council, BASIS Institute of Technology and Management (BITM), Bank Asia, Payoneer and Bdjobs.com.

To know more about BASIS Outsourcing Award visit the website http://outsourcingaward.basis.org.bd