The Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) in Pakistan has been instrumental in assisting needy families, especially in ensuring stipends for their education. However, some recipients faced problems receiving their stipend in 2023, causing concern among eligible families. This article highlights the recent updates regarding delayed payments and the steps taken by the government to address these issues.
BISP 8171 SMS Payment for Students
The third installment of the BISP program for 2023 faced delays, impacting families dependent on these scholarships for their education. This delay prompted the government to intervene and resolve the pending payments, ensuring that financial assistance reached eligible families.
Pakistan government initiative
To improve delayed payments and address related issues, the Government of Pakistan has implemented several measures:
1. Instructions to BISP offices
The government issued instructions to BISP offices, urging affected individuals to visit these offices for resolution of payment related issues.
2. Online Portal
An online portal has been created by the government to facilitate resolution of payment related issues. Recipients can access this portal to resolve issues related to blocked accounts or delayed payments.
3. Pakistan Citizen Portal
The Pakistan Citizen Portal also stands as an opportunity for individuals to resolve their payment concerns. This platform provides recipients with the option to resolve issues remotely.
Resolution Plan for Benazir Taleemi Wazifa
The government has prepared a comprehensive plan to address the delayed installments and ensure that eligible families get their entitled Benazir Talimi Stipend Scholarship:
1. Outstanding installments
For those who have missed paying their installments or are facing problems like blocked accounts, the government is committed to clearing all pending payments immediately.
2. Special case for children’s stipend
Eligible children from eligible families will receive a special six-month stipend, especially for those who did not receive their three-month stipend on time.
3. Segregation of stipend distribution
The stipend for children will be distributed separately from other installments, ensuring clarity and timely payment for educational assistance.
How can students receive payment
Recipients eligible for these stipends will receive regular updates through SMS notifications from number 8171. On receiving these messages, recipients can proceed to withdraw their stipends through the specified channels.
Recent barriers faced by recipients of the BISP program in Pakistan have prompted the government to take immediate action to ensure that eligible families receive the support they rely on. With the implementation of various resolution measures and commitment to disburse the pending payments, the government aims to rectify the delayed installments and provide financial stability to the beneficiaries.