Published:  01:11 AM, 01 September 2018

Maternity allowance through e-payment from next year

Maternity allowance through e-payment from next year

About seven lakh poor mother across the country will get their maternity allowance through the electronic payment system G2P (Government to Person).

"We are working for disbursement of the maternity allowance through G2P. Under the system, more than 700,000 beneficiaries will directly draw the money every month by getting message of allowance through mobile apps and biometric verification," Maternity Allowance Program Director AJM Rezaul Alam told yesterday, reports BSS.

He said the beneficiaries can choose any kind of option like post office, mobile banking or agent banking to receive the money. The system will ensure the beneficiaries getting allowance within a timeframe every month without any role of any middleman, he added.

Rezaul Alam, also assistant director of the Women Affairs Department, said the electronic payment system will create transparency in the process of giving allowances to the poor women.

The electronic payment system will play an important role to implement the Social Safety Net (SSN) Programs and in this way Bangladesh will achieve the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), he added.

Earlier, Finance Minister AMA Muhith launched the G2P payment system by sending to over 8,000 poor women of seven upazilas the allowances under the government's SSN program to ensure hassle-free payment.

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