BISP 25th Board meeting held
The 25th board meeting of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP), held here on Friday headed by chairperson BISP Marvi Memon.
It was the 4th BISP Board meeting since her assuming office of the Chairperson of the programme in February last.
The Board members Dr. Zeba A. Sathar, Mr. Yawar Irfan Khan, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Dr. Ali Cheema, representatives of Finance Division, EAD, Foreign Office and Secretary BISP, Muhammad Saleem Ahmed Ranjha participated in the meeting.
Chairperson BISP shared recent initiatives undertaken by the organization and apprised the endeavours of BISP team for achieving 5th ranked worldwide, said a news release.
She said, "As BISP is ready to update National Socio Economic Registry (NSER), we would make sure that whole of the country is covered equally in the NSER update".
She apprised that the technologically superior solutions would be employed to maximize the accuracy for NSER updation and they are moving towards dynamic registry for the first time in the history.
The Board members were provided with detailed briefing by the management on the progress on NSER update, to be carried out in two phases.
In phase-1, survey in 16 districts throughout the country, including Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and Federally Administered Tribal Area will be initiated from June.
In Phase- 2, there will be national rollout of the resurvey, adding that principal approval for update has been granted by Finance Minister, Senator Ishaq Dar. After through deliberations on the Agenda, the Board approved the recommended decrediting policy in the larger interest of BISP beneficiaries. The Board also granted approval of the spent de-credited amount for the operational expenditures.