The government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (KP) has officially launched the Automated Benevolent Fund Process in the province of Peshawar, this fund process is intended to aid the candidates to efficiently apply for welfare allowances and plans, and allow the department to promptly check and issue funds.
Furthermore, the electronic system will further assist to guarantee proper tracking to limit duplication of documents, implement clarity in the disbursement of grants to worthy applicants, and save time by promoting proper communication among district offices and the main BFC office.
The ceremony for the funds was hosted by the Science and Technology & IT Department KP and was graced by M Humayun Khan, Secretary ST & IT Department, Adil Siddiq, Secretary BFC Department, Dr. Ali Mahmud MD KPITB along with members from Finance and Law Department KP. This solution was generated under the 6th Cycle of the KP Government Innovation Fellowship Programme, which is a three-way alliance between KPITB, Code for Pakistan, and The World Bank Group.
In addition to it, working and retired government employees and their families will be qualified to apply for schemes and welfare funds and be able to monitor their applications through real-time SMS-based alerts. According to the press statement issued from the government states, “Twenty Fellows work in teams with provincial government departments over the course of six months, and work together closely with government departments to understand existing processes and hurdles in delivering efficient services to citizens, conduct user research to gauge citizen interaction with these services, and work in collaboration with the government to design, prototype, test and deploy solutions”.
The statement further informed that two gentlemen, M. Asaf Khan and Anmol Murad served in the Digitization of Fund Disbursements for the Benevolent Fund Cell throughout the six-month Fellowship Program. Previously, the department was utilizing manual processes for providing the funds which prompted delays for the applicants.
Source: Mashable Pakistan