KARACHI - Nadra has worked on a comprehensive mechanism to facilitate pensioners by issuing biometrics Smart Cards so that they could withdraw pension from any biometric-enabled platform used by banks, post offices and any other alternate channel. The proposed system comprises of three main elements starting from the collection of pensioner’s data to eliminate duplication and ghost pensioners, issuance of smart identity cards and then the deployment of pension disbursement system to be utilised by all the disbursing partner entities.Nadra Chairman Tariq Malik said, in a statement issued here, “The key features of the programme include Biometric Authentication through utilisation of Smart Card, automation of pension disbursement system to provide real time feedback and mobility options to pensioners to withdraw their pension from banks, post offices or other allied alternate channels. It was suggested that more automation options shall be considered in order to withdraw amount from any outlet not necessary where the account is.”Malik had also briefed the President over Pension Disbursement and Biometric Teachers Attendance initiatives. He said while analysing pensioner’s data that 75 per cent pensioner’s data was not linked with valid and verifiable identity which might result in massive duplication. He further briefed that all the technology components are fully developed by Nadra, tested and ready for deployment.The chairman Nadra said was also working on biometrics teachers’ attendance initiative. Giving details about the progress on biometric teachers’ attendance, he said Nadra had designed a solution which would ensure attendance through biometrics using GPRS based devices which will be provided to every school. However, the President has instructed the chairman to link the attendance data with the payroll data to ensure that only those attending schools are paid through the national exchequer.