Govt to use welfare organizations’ network for ration distribution

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Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has established a Sindh Relief Initiative Application with a URL address under which social welfare organizations interested in working with the government would have to get them registered so that ration could be distributed among daily waters at their door steps. The URL address ihttps://play.google.com/store/apps/detailes?id=inc.codelabs.krtvolunteer.
This he said while presiding over a largely attended meeting of welfare organizations. The meeting was attended by provincial ministers, advisor law, special assistants, head of different welfare organizations, chief secretary, IG Police, Home secretary, Addl IG Karachi, PSCM, Secretary Finance and others.
The Sindh Relief Initiative is aimed at providing ration to the daily wagers and needy people at their door steps, the CM said and added the daily wagers would have to get them registered through an application (APP) and then the government would distribute different areas among different welfare organization for distribution of ration.The chief minister said that according to 2017 census the population of the province comes to 50 million, of them 10 million people or 1.4 million families are daily wagers, therefore the government in support of welfare organizations have to provide them with ration bags. He said that out of 10 million daily wagers, 25 percent were associated with construction industry who are covered under EOBI, 35 percent were affiliated with Textile and Ancillary industry and they were also registered with EOBI and 40 percent workers work in SME, cottage and roadside shops and transport industry and they were not registered with any organization such as EOBI or SESSI.
Shah said that if an average family was provided with a ration bag of Rs5,500 the amount would come to Rs7.7 billion if 1.4 million families were covered. “I am developing a mechanism to reach each and every family so that no body go without ration,” he said.The chief minister said that all stake holders, including government and non-government organizations should use the same platform to promote uniformity in the whole disbursement exercise.
“Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) for disbursement to be signed by all stakeholders,” he said and added ‘making use of technology for disbursement data management and record keeping. He disclosed that Sindh Relief initiative App has been developed providing single platform for all relief activities. The App would ensure uniformity in disbursement by registering CNICs so that no duplication could happen. “The App will do volunteer management as well as register donors.He thanked the organization such as Karachi Relief Trust, Saylani Welfare, Edhi, Bait-us-Salam, Citizen Foundation, Chhipa, Zindagi Trust, Patient Aid and various others who were supporting the government in its initiative.

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