Comptroller General’s Department transfers allowances to senior citizens, and persons with disabilities

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The Director-General of the Comptroller General’s Department, Poomsak Aranyakasemsuk
The Director-General of the Comptroller General’s Department, Poomsak Aranyakasemsuk

The Comptroller General’s Department and the Department of Local Administration have developed a database to speed up the transfer of monthly allowances to senior citizens and persons with disabilities nationwide, and help prevent fraud and corruption.

The Director-General of the Comptroller General’s Department, Poomsak Aranyakasemsuk, said today his agency has integrated the social welfare database with the government’s e-Payment project, which is part of the National e-Payment Master Plan. With this integration, people who are eligible can directly receive their allowances from the government. The Department of Local Administration has set up the database and verified the personal information. People in Sing Buri province have been receiving their allowances directly since August this year.

Meanwhile, the information system and the subsistence allowance database are being upgraded and verified at 7,774 local administrative organizations across the country. The information will be linked through the database to help senior citizens and persons with disabilities receive their allowances directly, starting in January next year. The allowances will be transferred on the 10th day of each month. If it happens to be a weekend or a public holiday, the due date will be a day earlier.