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Over 10 million beneficiaries getting allowance digitally

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 21st December, 2022 07:31:22 PM
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Over 10 million beneficiaries getting allowance digitally

Social Welfare Minister Nuruzzaman Ahmed said that more than 10 million beneficiaries of safety net programme are getting allowance through digital system.

“There were complaints of various irregularities and lengthy procedures in the distribution of allowances in the traditional system. Mobile banking eliminates the complexity in disbursement,” Nuruzzaman Ahmed said while addressing a programme at  Department of Social Services in Agargaon of capital on Wednesday.

State Minister Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru and Secretary Jahangir Alam were present as special guests while Director General of the Department of Social Services Abu Saleh Mostafa Kamal chaired over the meeting.
The minister mentioned that there is developed a database of over 10 million beneficiaries under the cash transfer modernisation project. 

“he rates and number of beneficiaries of various types of allowances including old age allowance, widow allowance, disability allowance have been increased,” he said.

State Minister Ashraf Ali Khan Khasru said the government led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has widen the social safety net programme for inclusive development.