Government increases Ehsaas Kifalat plan grant by 500 rupees under BISP

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Islamabad: Government has increased quarterly grants for 4.3 million beneficiaries of Rs 5,000 under Isa Kifarat of the Benazir Income Support Plan (BISP), special assistant to the Prime Minister for Social Protection and Poverty Reduction and BISP Up to Rs 5,500. Chairman Sania Nishtar said in a statement.

Dr. Sarnia said the government will now also provide 8.6 billion rupees to the poor.
She said that after removing 820,000 inappropriate beneficiaries, BISP now has 4.27 million active beneficiaries. She said the benefits would only be given to the beneficiaries as they deserved.

“Inappropriate beneficiaries removed for transparency”

Dr. Sania Nishtar announced on Thursday that around 800,000 “improper” beneficiaries of BISP have been disqualified for providing space for those in need based on greater transparency and merit.

During a press conference in Islamabad Dr. Sarnia that measures were taken to ensure that the deserved deserved the rights and that the entire process of inclusion in the BISP was made non-political.

She said that the disqualification criteria include the member’s travel history, vehicle ownership, passport and National Identity Card (NIC) administrative services, and government agency services.

In the Kifarat plan, she once said it encompasses 216 villages, located next to the quiet control line (LoC), which is “a new milestone of the Isaac plan.”

She had said that the most deserved treatment for the people in these villages was due to their frequent economic losses when they shot across the border from the Indian side of the border.

On Tuesday, the federal cabinet approved the removal of 820,165 beneficiaries from the BISP database, calling them “unnecessary”.

It is important that Dr. Sarnia also informed the government that the investigation was re-examined using the national database and the register (NADRA) in the light of some complaints and the need to update BISP data.

She said that some aspects were analyzed in the review. She added, for example, that it was determined whether the beneficiary’s family had a motorcycle or car, or whether the spouse was a government official. The cabinet was told that people who own more than 12 hectares of land are not “deserved” people. After 820,165 people are excluded, the plan will include those who really deserve it.

After some cabinet members had expressed reservations at previous meetings, changes to the BISP database were made to supporters of opposition parties, in particular those who support the Pakistani People’s Party, to benefit from the plan. Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), which governs Pakistan, was ignored.

Data show that more than 140,000 of the more than 800,000 beneficiaries or their spouses are government employees, and these people have been withdrawn from the program.

“More than 140,000 government employees of BISP beneficiaries”

Of the 820,165 beneficiaries who were disqualified from the BISP database, 14,730 were officials or officials from the railway, post office and BISP programs because the aid was not directed to officials. According to the data, there are 127,826 spouses with government employees or employees from the above sectors.

It also appears that 153,302 of them have traveled abroad once, while 195,364 of them have traveled abroad once. The number of beneficiaries on multiple trips abroad was 10,476.

Similarly, 166,319 spouses have traveled abroad more than once.

BISP removed 692 people because they owned one or more cars, and 43,746 people did not receive benefits because their spouses owned one or more cars.

In addition, those who could pay a monthly phone bill of Rs 1,000 were not eligible to receive monthly benefits from the plan, and as a result, 24,546 people were removed from this category. Similarly, 155,767 were removed from the database because the spouse paid a telephone bill [PTCL, mobile] of Rs 1,000 or more.

While applying for a passport through the administrative center, 666 beneficiaries were fired, while 580 spouses were abandoned via their administrative center.

A total of 36,970 people were excluded from the BISP list of beneficiaries because three or more members of their families paid administrative costs to obtain CNIC.

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