HYDERABAD: Regional officers of the Benazir Income Support Programme ( BISP ) have clogged 3 hundred appliances in Hyderabad section of the retailers who were deducting stipend of females unnecessarily during payment. According to Altaf Ahmed Memon, divisional director of Hyderabad division BISP, the devices were blocked after issues were received that Rs5, 000 stipend was not completely paid by some manufacturers who were known as points of sale in BISP jargon.
They were provided biometric systems for payment of this amount and their system was defined as biometric verification system ( BVS). The merchants were given agreement for such payment by a few banks after their registration for this economic assistance to females. “There are around 900, 000 beneficiaries of the BISP in Hyderabad sector and 72, 000 in Hyderabad district alone,” he declared.
Mr. Memon informed that authorized merchants of banks were deducting Rs200 to Rs500 per beneficiary and that was why 300 such BVS devices were blocked by the regional administration. He declared that those suppliers were not supposed to shift their device from their fixed point, but it was found out in surprise visits that they went to villages for payment of stipend BISP beneficiaries for their own vested interests. He disclosed that cases of retailers where devices were blocked by the regional authorities were recorded to banks and the bank administration would generate new points of sale for the BVS facility.