FAIZABAD (Pajhwok): Biometric registration process of martyrs’ heirs and disabled persons has started in northeastern Badakhshan to ensure transparency in the distribution of their pensions, an official said on Saturday.
The Governor Office Chief of Staff Qazi Khairullah Hakimi during the inauguration of biometric registration process said the purpose behind introducing biometric system was to ensure transparency and payment of pension to the right person.
He said, martyrs heirs and the disabled were the most deprived portion of society and the interim government would make sure that their privileges are disbursed in the most transparent manner and provided to the right person.
Mir Dawlat Yari, Director of Martyrs and Disabled Department of Badakhshan, said after the ‘Islamic Emirate’ take over, his department so far had paid the rights and privileges of more than 14100 persons, including 13903 orphans and 241 widows and 384 heirs of Emirate’s martyrs.
According to him, the department had registered almost 6601 in its database. Out of them 183 disabled belonged to the ‘Islamic Emirate’ and the rest of them were from civilians and army of the previous regime. So far 4000 of them were paid their rights and the remaining of them would be paid soon.
Some of the martyrs’ heirs and the disabled, due to carelessness of the government, did not so far receive their rights, but budget had been requested from Kabul in order to pay their rights rapidly.
Each of the orphans and widows, being identified as heir of martyr, would be paid 2000 Afghanis per month by the department and the disabled would also get from 2000-15000 Afghanis monthly based on the considered category.
Rohlah Rohani, Deputy Director of the Department, asked the applicants to obtain Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) in accordance with the IEA policy, otherwise their affairs would not be legally preceded and would not gain their rights and privileges.
Conducting works of 20 applicants daily, he assured that the department would deal with individuals’ applications quickly.
Haidar Mohammad, who has lost his two legs three years ago and applied to the department for pension, expressed pleasure and said there was no difficulty in the proceedings of his documents and his affairs were running in ordinary way.