Bangladesh Cabinet today scrapped the daylight savings time. The daylight savings time was due to come into force from 31st March. Bangladesh Betar and BBC Bangla external service used to shift their broadcast time to keep up with the changed local time. The clock in Bangladesh was first advanced by one hour on 19th June 2009 and had shifted back by one hour on 31st December 2009. This was an electricity savings measure by the Bangladeshi Government.