BISP & deputation

Published December 1, 2018

THE government established Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) in 2008 to eradicate poverty and enhance the financial capacity of poor people by distributing funds to the most underprivileged and vulnerable sections of society.

To some extent the programme has achieved a few targets, but somewhere they have failed to achieve desired results. This is because of inefficiency by and lack of commitment to work of the employees of the department.

Most employees are working with the BISP on deputation with handsome salaries and other fringe benefits. This is the reason many officials of various departments are keen to join the BISP.

This creates a shortage of employees in their parent departments.

On the one hand, the new government has started an austerity drive, on the other hand, funds of the poor sections of society are being misused because of huge allowances to deputed BISP employees.

No temporarily appointments should be made from other departments, and opportunities should be provided to unemployed competent persons.

Suhail Ahmed Shaikh

Larkana

Published in Dawn, December 1st, 2018

Opinion

Editorial

Another U-turn?
Updated 07 Oct, 2022

Another U-turn?

The PTI’s decision to take back its resignations could herald a twist in the tussle playing out in Islamabad.
Renewed TTP threat
07 Oct, 2022

Renewed TTP threat

THE interior ministry’s call for ‘extreme vigilance’ and instructions to security forces to conduct ‘search...
Women’s gala in GB
07 Oct, 2022

Women’s gala in GB

REGRESSIVE forces, once again, nearly had their way — this time in Gilgit-Baltistan. A three-day sporting gala for...
‘Draconian’ law
06 Oct, 2022

‘Draconian’ law

THE debate over what it means to be ‘sadiq’ and ‘ameen’ has reignited after the incumbent Supreme Court ...
Welcome clarity
Updated 06 Oct, 2022

Welcome clarity

There needs to be consensus amongst all political actors that matters of governance should be the exclusive domain of civilians.
Car purchases
06 Oct, 2022

Car purchases

IF we are in the market to buy a new car, we end up paying a significantly large amount as premium over the sticker...