Rs.71bn disbursed transparently amongst flood victims: NADRA


National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) has resolved 377,526 appeals through Grievance Redressal System for the Citizen Damage Compensation Program (CDCP) Phase-II.
The CDCP Phase-II of NADRA is designed to give Rs 40,000 in two tranches to those affectees of super flood 2010 whose houses were damaged, NADRA spokesperson stated this in a statement issued here today.
NADRA has so far processed total 950,523 Watan cards in the second phase of CDCP including 9,403 for Azad Kashmir, 4,039 for Gilgit-Baltistan, 278,047 for Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, 13,539 for Balochistan, 340,994 for Punjab and 304,501 for Sindh.
Spokesperson also added that in the second phase NADRA has disbursed Rs.37.12 billion to 950,523 beneficiaries. The disbursement included Rs 362 million for Azad Kashmir, Rs 150 million for Gilgit-Baltistan, 11 billion for Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Rs. 13.56 billion for Punjab, over Rs. 11.54 billion for Sindh, and Rs 476 million for Baluchistan.
NADRA has disbursed over Rs.71 billion to flood victims in both phases. The first phase of Watan cards was launched in September 2010, whereby the Government distributed an initial tranche of Rs. 20,000 among 1.75 million affected families in order to provide immediate relief. It is to be noted that Rs. 34 billion had already been disbursed in the first phase across the country in all the provinces, including Gilgit-Baltistan and AJ&K with contributions from the Federal Government as well as the provinces.
No doubt, the Spokesperson adds, transparency in a cash transfer program in any Social Development Sector amongst the affectees of any kind of disaster is the most difficult landmark to achieve.
The program worth $580 million has been part of the collaboration between the Government of Pakistan and International donor agencies. The contribution of Pakistani government was $100 million; World Bank (IDA loan) $125 million; USAID grant of $190 million; DFID grant of $100 million; and Italian government’s loan of $65 million.
It is pertinent to mention that a consortium of World Bank, USAID, DFID and Italian Government carried out Joint Supervision Mission in the middle of July 2012 and declared that progress and outcome of program is satisfactory – a remark which is extremely hard to obtain given various stringent measure/checks through which this program is filtered and assessed.