Pakistan

Benazir Income Support Programme launches new website

ISLAMABAD: Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) on Friday launched a new website to provide robust information on the various initiatives and result in better understanding of the programme. 

Special advisor to Prime Minister Mr. Irfan Siddiqui launched the new website, and commended BISP for its services to the most vulnerable segment of society and high standards of transparency which was appreciated in the highest power corridors of the country.

He appreciated BISP for making all impact evaluation reports on BISP available online and stated that this newly revamped website with enhanced features would help general public in benefiting from richer online content and make valuable feedback.

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Minister of State and Chairperson BISP Marvi Memon at the launch of the website said that they believe in “Right to Information” as each and every detail is present on the website for public scrutiny and valuable feedback.

The redesigned website offers quick and easy access to essential information on cash transfer, National Socio-economic Registry, Waseela-e-Taleem (WeT) and E-Commerce, and newly added features offer more comprehensive understanding of the BISP.

The new website has improved functionality, enhanced rich content and is aesthetically beautiful and user friendly. The dynamic access to the database makes the website more informative, and has been optimized for use on mobile and linked with Google Maps. The new website goes live on Friday with the same address www.bisp.gov.pk.

A hi-tech app designed by the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has also been linked with the website to monitor attendance of more than 1.3 million children enrolled in primary schools under Waseela-e-Taleem.

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The app is supplemented with GPS that will update the attendance status online making the attendance compliance easy and transparent for BISP.

Later, Ms. Memon attended the meeting of Functional Committee of the Senate on problems of less developed areas, where she stated that special attention is being paid to the far flung areas in all the initiatives of BISP.

She reiterated that she is monitoring the re-survey for NSER update in Balochistan and FATA as these areas were neglected in the previous survey of 2010-11 under the last government. She said that the progress of WeT and disbursement of payments to beneficiaries are personally supervised by her.

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