The effectiveness of Bait-ul-Maal distribution depends on the good governance and management of Bait-ul-Maal institutions. The system of Bait-ul-Maal, if used properly and efficiently, can be very beneficial for the poor in any society.
After the 18th amendment, the Federal Government has devolved the task of social protection to the provincial governments but at present neither any social protection policy or strategy exists in the province and stereo type efforts/initiatives are continued on the earlier mechanisms. The system of Punjab Bait-ul-Maal is still the same. What needs to be analyzed and seen is that how the present scenario can be utilized best by the provincial governments with their present capacity and can bring some qualitative change in the lives of the poor and deserving.
Financial assistance to the poor, widows, orphans, invalids, infirm and other needy persons with emphasis on rehabilitation, educational assistance to needy/orphan and stipends for the outstanding, non-affording students for higher professional education, residential accommodation and necessary facilities for the deserving, free medical treatment for indigent sick people, financial aid to Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), sponsor and promote self-employment schemes and any other purpose approved by the Punjab Bait-ul-Maal Council
To provide social protection to the poor and marginalized segments of the society