Consultative Workshop on Road Map to Social Protection Single Registry MIS for Social Security Programme in Bangladesh held

A consultative workshop on ‘Road Map to Social Protection Single Registry MIS for Social Security Programme in Bangladesh,’ took place today (18 July 2022) at Hotel InterContinental, Dhaka. The workshop was chaired by Mr. Md. Shamsul Arefin, Secretary, Coordination and Reforms, Cabinet Division; while it was graced as the chief guest by Mr. N M Zeaul Alam, Senior Secretary, ICT Division. The participants included the senior level officials of social security implementing ministries, development partners and IT specialists from Cabinet Division and ICT Division. The workshop was hosted by the NPD of the SSPS Programme Ms. Murshida Sharmin, Deputy Secretary, Cabinet Division.

A presentation on the basic concept of the Single Registry MIS was given by Mr. Mohammad Khaled Hasan. Another presentation was made by the IT team of ICT Division. It was recommended in the workshop that a single registry MIS will be developed by a team of programmers of the ICT Division. As envisaged in the NSSS, the MIS will enhance efficiency of social protection management by reducing leakages and double dipping. The recommendations of the workshop will be placed before the Central Management Committee (CMC) on Social Security, which is headed by the Cabinet Secretary.

The Social Security Policy Support (SSPS) Programme of the Cabinet Division & General Economics Division (GED), Planning Commission, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh, with technical assistance of DFAT & UNDP.