Govt officials who took benefit from BISP given show-cause notices


BISP Government officials government employees show-cause notices
17 Jan, 2020 3:46 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The government employees, who took benefit from Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), have been given show-cause notices regarding termination from their jobs on Friday.

According to the reports, an inquiry into the matter of BISP has been launched on the directives of Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan. the action was taken against those employees who had been benefitted from the money of widows for seven years on name of their wives.

The notices have been issued the government officials who enrolled their wives in the BISP.

In the show-cause notice, they have to reply within 10-days and they will be terminated from their posts for not satisfying through reasonable answer.

It is pertinent to mention here that the prime minister had expressed strong displeasure when a report of beneficiaries disqualified from BISP database, on the basis of being government employees or servants of railways, was presented to him.

According to details, 2,543 senior officers were removed from the BISP list and officials from Balochistan and Sindh had received highest amounts through the programme.

According to details, 2,543 senior officers were removed from the BISP list and officials from Balochistan and Sindh had received highest amounts through the programme.

Earlier, Sania Nishtar said around eight hundred thousand non-deserving people have been excluded from the BISP. The special assistant said that the government has decided to exclude the non-deserving people from BISP to bring transparency and merit in the program. She said around eight hundred thousand people have been disqualified from the program to give space to the deserving people.

Sania Nishtar said the measures have been taken to give due rights to only deserving people. He said the whole procedure for inclusion in BISP has been made apolitical. She said the disqualification criteria include travel history of the member, ownership of vehicle, availing facility of executive services for passport and National Identity Card and service in government sectors.

She said inclusion of 216 villages alongside Line of Control (LoC) in Kifalat Program is another milestone of Ehsaas Programme. She said people of these villages are the most deserving ones due to their frequent economic losses as a result of Indian firing.


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