Irregularities in stipend disbursement process of Waseela-e-Tealeem program were a major challenge for the Management of Benazir Income Support Program (BISP). This program provides a quarterly stipend to deserving students based on attendance. BISP required a reliable system to eliminate these anomalies and streamline the overall process. They were looking for an accurate data collection model (that could geo tag the surveyor location for removing fake data).They required a system that would handle huge amount of data without any data loss and its integrity. To solve these issues and to evolve an accurate data collection model that could geotag surveyors’ location, PITB has developed a reliable system that includes an Android application for collection of data on attendance and distribution of stipends.

The system also helps BISP perform real-time monitoring with following features:

  • Geotagging location of surveyors
  • Photos of school and their head teachers for authenticity of data
  • Change of class levels in case of promotion/demotion of student

Using the PITB-powered system, attendance of a total of 1.2 million students has been marked only in the first quarter of 2017. The BISP now has a working model which can be implemented in other field activities. It is planning to implement this model in a project called Micro Supply Capacity Assessment (MSCA).