Prime Minister inaugurates cash aid for 3.6 million Covid-affected families Around 1 million beneficiaries will receive PM’s grant through bKash

May 02, 2021 Dhaka

Once again, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina provided cash aid to 3.6 million Covid-affected families directly to their mobile banking accounts through G2P system. Today, the Prime Minister officially inaugurated the second phase of this financial aid program via video conferencing from Ganobhaban.

In 2020, the Prime Minister's cash aid was successfully disbursed through bKash to one million jobless people during pandemic, and this time also the cash aid is reaching to the beneficiaries’ bKash accounts within next few days.

Marginalized people who have lost their jobs during pandemic are the beneficiaries of this aid. Each family is receiving cash aid of 2,500 Taka under this humanitarian initiative of the Prime Minister. Utilizing the benefits of Digital Bangladesh infrastructure, once again, the money is being disbursed through MFS with transparency, swiftness and security to the real beneficiaries through verification of their NID cards.

In the inaugural function, the Prime Minister spoke to the beneficiaries connected through video conferencing from different districts. 

The beneficiaries do not need to bear any charge to Cash Out the money. The government will pay 15 Taka from the total Cash Out charge, while the remaining 31.25 Taka will be borne by bKash. Being involved in this great initiative, bKash has taken all arrangements to enable the family members to Cash Out the money without any hassle.

With the far-sighted decision of the government, it is becoming possible to disburse financial aid conveniently among the distressed families amid such critical situation. This is a significant step towards building Digital Bangladesh and bKash is working closely with the government to achieve the vision. bKash is also disbursing the stipends from Prime Minister's Education Assistance Trust, stipends for secondary level students, Social Safety Net allowance under Ministry of Social Welfare, allowance of Ministry of Livestock, allowance of Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, allowance of Bangladesh Cricket Board and the allowance of Ministry of Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defense among the beneficiaries.