Smartcard scheme counted on to survive elections | Bangkok Post: business - News Summed Up

Smartcard scheme counted on to survive elections | Bangkok Post: business


A welfare smartcard being scanned on a public bus. The FPO is preparing to tweak the registration criteria for the state welfare scheme. (Photo by Pornprom Satrabhaya)The next government is expected to continue using the Prayut Chan-o-cha administration's state welfare smartcard scheme, says a senior official at the Finance Ministry. The next registration round for the state welfare scheme for low-income earners is expected to be held after the general elections on March 24, depending on the new government. Recipients' qualifications will be changed to family income instead of individual income, to better screen qualified smartcard holders.


Source: Bangkok Post February 11, 2019 23:37 UTC



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