Strategy to put into effect Ehsaas programme finalised

ISLAMABAD: The government has formulated a strategy to put in force its flagship program Ehsaas aimed at poverty remedy and provision of social safety to the needy and oppressed people. The method was finalized within the first meeting of the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division’s (PASSD) Ehsaas Implementation Group chaired by Special Assistant to the Prime Minister and Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Chairperson Dr. Sania Nishtar on Tuesday.

The assembly discussed the roles, key areas of execution, and monitoring mechanisms of various companies concerned with implementing the Ehsaas program below the umbrella of the PASSD. Speaking all through the meeting, Dr. Nishtar defined that every one of the corporations underneath the PASSD involved in enforcing Ehsaas has been given roles that have been jointly reinforced and that each effort was made to make the most synergy.

Under the approach, the BISP is mandated to run coin transfers; Pakistan Baitul Mal’s position is responsible for demand-side social safety, while the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund is responsible for poverty commencement. Dr. Nishtar stated she desired to ingrain the subculture of collaboration within the PASSD and, consequently, move-organizational committees had been fashioned. “The authorities are giving unique emphasis on governance and integrity; that is why we released the governance and integrity policy last week,” she introduced.


She apprised the individuals that the PASSD could be specifically engaged with all enterprises concerned beneath Ehsaas to ensure coverage coherence, governance oversight, coordination, and monitoring. “To keep away from duplication a few of the imposing enterprises, an internet portal could be set up to offer one window visibility of all social protection and poverty remedy interventions being finished beneath Ehsaas,” she introduced.

The meeting was additionally attended using Ali Raza Bhutta, secretary of the BISP; Shahid Naeem of the Ministry of Planning, Development, and Reform; retired Capt Asadullah Khan, additional secretary of the PASSD; Aon Abbas Bappi, dealing with director of the Pakistan Baitul Mal (PBM); and heads and senior officers of the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF), Trust for Voluntary Organisations (TVO), Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and Centre for Rural Economy.

Poverty rating card

The BISP secretary stated that his employer had the technical infrastructure to percentage database facilities with the stakeholders involved for identity and concentrated on beneficiaries based on poverty rating cards. He shared details about the brand new National Socioeconomic Survey manner. Dr. Nishtar preferred to deliver the focused function of BISP below the Ehsas program as its countrywide socioeconomic registry survey could offer the premise for all coverage interventions to be finished underneath Ehsas.

While sharing his organizational functions and jurisdictional roles, the PBM dealing with the director said that underneath Ehsaas, a hundred and fifty colleges for the marginalized could be rehabilitated, 150 girls empowerment centers (instructional and vocational set-ups) could be supported for socio-economically uplifting rural ladies. In addition, five vintage human beings’ homes may be evolved under Ehsaas.

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