Six Districts Have No Quality Freelancers!

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Six Districts Have No Quality Freelancers!
Imdadul Haque

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There seems to be a deterioration in quality of freelancers in the district level. Otherwise, there is no reason why six districts will have no representatives at the BASIS Outsourcing Awards ceremony to be held later today. This program by BASIS is a recognition of the skill and hard work of freelancers from all districts of Bangladesh who  have earned foreign currency through their freelancing activities. This year, BASIS found no freelancers worthy of the award from the six unlucky districts: Magura, Bhola, Jhalkathi, Bandarban, Khagrachori and Rangamati. In fact, three of these six districts find themselves in this hapless position for the second year running.

When asked the reason behind as many as six districts not having freelancers, despite the rising number of workshops, training sessions, seminars and symposiums, Shah Imrul Kaeesh, Convener of the BASIS Outsourcing Awards 2015, stated, "Compared to last year, we are using a stricter judgement criteria for this year's Outsourcing Awards. Quality of the freelancers' works as well as the evaluation of the contractors have been given the most importance in selecting the awardees. Thus, those freelancers who failed to meet the minimum criteria have not been selected."

"We have given special attention to ensuring that the award winning freelancers are 'Social Icons' in the true sense of the word."

He also added, "We have given special attention to ensuring that the award winning freelancers are 'Social Icons' in the true sense of the word."

This is the fifth time BASIS is awarding freelancers for their contribution in outsourcing and for the second time running, BASIS will be awarding the 100 best freelancers and freelancing organizations. Awards will be handed over to 94 freelancers in 5 different categories which include 3 awards for Women freelancers, 8 awards for private freelancers, 10 for companies, 15 more for outsourcing firms and 58 awards for the district level freelancers.

Over two thousand freelancers and freelancing institutions applied for this year's Outsourcing Awards, a program which first started in 2011.