ISLAMABAD: Four government officers of 17-grade have been dismissed from their jobs after they were found involved in benefiting from the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP).
As per details, the spouse of these officers was taking advantage of the BISP program. Furthermore, Rs440,000 were recovered from the officers.
The development is part of government decision to launch action against the officials found benefiting from the BISP.
The government has issued show-cause notices for dismissal of those government employees, found involved. Meanwhile, officers that enrolled their spouses into the program were given 10 days to respond.
Failure to respond satisfactorily will result in termination of the officers.
Some 2,543 government officials from Grade-17 to Grade-21 were receiving the BISP income support tri-monthly handouts, despite the program meant for the poor segments of the society.
62 civil servants government officials from Grade-17 to Grade-21 of the federal government were receiving BISP fund, whereas, 741 officials from Balochistan were found receiving handouts of the income support programme.
Whereas, Sindh topped the list with 1,122 high-grade provincial government officials were exited from the list. Three government officers of Grade-21 were among the list of the beneficiaries of the social protection programme.