KUALA LUMPUR: The government has been urged to review the method and approach of implementing cashless welfare payments through JKMPay to avoid causing inconvenience to Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) and to ensure that no one is left behind, says Senator Datuk Ras Adiba Radzi (Photo).
The chairman of OKU Sentral said that the Ministry of Gender, Family and Community Development should conduct a survey of JKMPay among the disabled community before the pilot project is expanded.
“The Ministry should implement an awareness program on the use of e-wallet or epay for the disabled community, including highlighting the benefits of using Touch’n Go, Grab Pay, Boost and Fave e-wallet. .
“Authorities should work with associations and NGOs (non-governmental organizations) linked to the disability community to disseminate information on the use of JKMPay and the government’s efforts to create a digital society,” she said. said in a statement here on Monday (January 24).
Ras Adiba said the government must take into account the challenges faced by different categories of disabled people if JKMPay is only implemented in a few premises.
“I have received several complaints from the disabled community regarding the payment of social assistance through JKMPay, which is implemented by the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development,” she said. declared.
However, she supported government action that aims to drive the transformation of public sector digital services towards the creation of a digital society. – Bernama