BISP board discusses payment model project

ISLAMABAD, Jun 15 (APP): Minister of State and Chairperson
Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Marvi Memon chaired 26th
meeting of BISP Board on Wednesday and discussed various projects.
Dr. Zeba A Sathar, Yawar Irfan Khan, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Dr.
Ali Cheema, representatives of Finance Division, Cabinet Division,
Foreign Office and Secretary BISP Muhammad Saleem Ahmed Ranjha attended the meeting.

The agenda items of the board meeting included recommendations
of the 2nd meeting of the Governance and Integrity Committee,
payment model to recredit beneficiaries and BISP employees
Efficiency and Discipline Rules.

During her welcome note, Chairperson BISP briefly discussed
the agenda items and also shared the various initiatives being undertaken by the organization.

She informed the board that the pilot phase of new poverty
survey of BISP is getting launched soon.

She further said that two survey approaches i.e. Door to Door
Approach and Desk Approach (self registration) are being employed in
the 16 pilot phase districts to establish value for money of both the approaches, which will facilitate in the decision regarding the approach to be adopted in national roll out for 2017 18.

After thorough deliberations, the board approved the payment
model to re credit beneficiaries.

As per approved model, BISP can request its partner banks to
use available de credited funds for disbursement of payments to 32,217 re credited beneficiaries, after bio metric verification of beneficiaries.

The board was apprised that Part VIII of BISP Employees
Service Regulations dealing with code of conduct is under review.
The board decided to replace the Part VIII (Code of Conduct) of BISP Employees Service Regulations with Government Servants (Efficiency and Discipline) Rules, 1973 till the institutionalization of BISP’s own Regulations.

This measure has been taken to ensure that BISP can take
tighter action against corruption and against its own employees.

The BISP board appreciated the strategic vision and able
guidance of MNA Marvi Memon in steering BISP towards being one of the best social safety net programmes of the world.

It was the fifth BISP Board meeting since she assumed office
of the chairperson in February 2015.