By Sheeda Fathil
SHAH ALAM, Nov 29 — The quota for the recipients of the Bantuan Kehidupan Sejahtera Selangor (Bingkas) programme is based on the number of voters in each state constituency, says V Ganabatirau.
The state executive councillor for community welfare said for constituencies with over 100,000 voters, the number of recipients allocated would be 843.
He said as for constituencies with between 75,001 and 100,000 voters, there would be 674 recipients.
“For constituencies with voters of between 50,001 to 75,000, the quota of recipients would be 506 quotas and in areas with below 50,000, it would be 337,” he said in response to Taman Templer state assemblyman Sany Hamzan during Question Time at the Selangor State Legislative Assembly sitting, here today.
Ganabatirau was replying to a query on whether the state government intends to increase the number of Bingkas recipients.
Meanwhile, he said the programme has increased the number of recipients by an additional 5,000, bringing the total figure to 30,000.
“The total recipients were increased compared to the previous Kasih Ibu Smart Selangor programme which covers only 25,000 recipients,” he said.
Bingkas is one of the 44 initiatives included in Iltizam Selangor Penyayang, which was launched in June.
The programme is expected to benefit some 30,000 families with a total allocation of RM108 million.
On August 1, state executive councillor for investment Dato’ Teng Chang Khim said the payment for Bingkas would be distributed via the Wavpay e-wallet.