IPPT Ties Up With PayNow

You train all day and all night for your IPPT (or at least you’re supposed to)–and you finally get that gold.

Unfortunately, you have to wait 2 whole weeks for the $500 reward from the Government.

That will soon be a thing of the past, since IPPT rewards will be transferred immediately via PayNow from 2019.

The scheme will be piloted at Maju at Maju Camp in Clementi early next year. It will then be rolled out in Bedok, Khatib and Kranji camps by mid-2019.

Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen announced the initiative at the MINDEF Productivity and Innovation in Daily Efforts Symposium 2018 on Thursday (4 October).

Commenting on its usefulness, he said,

So as you run your 2.4km and cross the finishing line, you can hear the ‘chink’ (sound of money).

He said that IPPT attendees would appreciate this small idea that could have a big impact.

Here’s how much you can get for each award:

  • Gold: $500
  • Silver: $300
  • Pass with incentive: $200

Featured image from MINDEF’s Facebook.