PR No.182 IRFAN SIDDIQUI LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE OF BISP Islamabad: January 20, 2017
The new website would provide robust information on the various initiatives of Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) and result in better understanding of the programme. We believe in “Right to Information” as each and every detail is present on the website for public scrutiny and valuable feedback. This was stated by Minister of State and Chairperson BISP MNA Marvi Memon at the launch of new BISP website.
Mr. Irfan Siddiqui, Special advisor to Prime Minister launched the new website as Chief Guest of the event. He commended BISP for its services to the most vulnerable segment of society and high standards of transparency and told BISP staff that BISP’s performance was being appreciated in the highest power corridors of the country. He appreciated BISP for making all impact evaluation reports on BISP available online and stated that this newly revamped website with enhanced features would help general public in benefiting from richer online content and make valuable feedback.
The redesigned website offers quick and easy access to essential information on Cash Transfer, National Socio Economic Registry, Waseela-e-Taleem (WeT) and E-Commerce. These newly added features offer more comprehensive understanding of the BISP. The new website has improved functionality, enhanced rich content and is aesthetically beautiful and user friendly. The dynamic access to the database makes the website more informative. The website has been especially optimized for use on mobile and linked with Google Maps. The new website goes live today with the same address www.bisp.gov.pk. Visitors are encouraged to explore the website and sign up for updates from BISP.
A hi-tech App designed by BISP in collaboration with Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) has also been linked with the website for continuous monitoring of attendance compliance of more than 1.3 million children enrolled in primary schools under Waseela-e-Taleem. The app is supplemented with GPS that will update the attendance status online making the attendance compliance easy and transparent for BISP.
Later, Chairperson BISP attended the meeting of Functional Committee of the Senate on problems of less developed areas. During the meeting, she stated that special attention is being paid to the far flung areas in all the initiatives of BISP. She reiterated that she herself is monitoring the resurvey for NSER update in Balochistan and FATA as these areas were neglected in the previous survey of 2010-11 under the last government. Moreover, the progress of WeT and disbursement of payments to beneficiaries in these areas is personally supervised by her.
Chairman and members of the Functional Committee appreciated Chairperson BISP’s personal attention to their earlier recommendations and stated that BISP briefings to this Committee were so far the best in comparison to any other Ministry.