Wednesday, 20 June 2018 | 04:58 WIB

Cashless Social Aid Strategic Transformation for Lower-Class Society

Social Minister Khofifah Indar Parawansa when distributing cashless social aid in Ciamis. (Doc: Kemensos)

CIAMIS, NETRALNEWS.COM - The Minister of Social Affairs Khofifah Indar Parawansa said that the distribution of cashless social aid is a major breakthrough of the Government in solving various problems and obstacles that arise such as when the financial aid is distributed in cash. Through cashless aid, the Government expects the assistance to meet the principles of accuracy of right target, right amount, right time and right administration.

Khofifah said this effectiveness encourages the Government to extend beneficiary of the Family Hope Program (PKH). If in 2017 the figure only amounts to 6 million beneficiary families (KPM), then in 2018 it will be added so that reaching 10 million recipients.

"This is a strategic transformation step because the target of the inclusion financial program is the lower class that is often not yet literate in the banking industry," Khofifah said during the distribution of social assistance in Ciamis Regency, West Java, on Saturday (6/10/2017), in a written report received on Sunday, (6/11).

Also present on the occasion was President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo accompanied by Minister of Health Nila Moeloek, Minister of Education and Culture Muhadjir Effendy and Head of Presidential Staff Office Teten Masduki.

Meanwhile, hundreds of Beneficiary Families claimed to be grateful and happy about the distribution of Family Hope Program funds. Given it will soon enter the new school year.

"The money I want to use to buy school uniforms, notebooks, shoes for children, Alhamdulillah [thank God], the disbursement is right when the children needs of school are a lot," said Titin (38) resident of Sukajadi Village, Sadananya Sub-district. (*)