Strategy to put into effect Ehsaas programme finalised

ISLAMABAD: The government has formulated a strategy a way to put in force its flagship programme Ehsaas aimed at poverty remedy and provision of social safety to the needy and downtrodden people.

The method become finalised 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 inside the implementation of Ehsaas programme below the umbrella of the PASSD.

Speaking all through the meeting, Dr Nishtar defined that every one the corporations underneath the PASSD involved in enforcing Ehsaas have been given roles that have been jointly reinforcing and that there has been each effort made to make the most synergy.

Under the approach, the BISP is being mandated to run coins transfers, Pakistan Baitul Mal’s position is to be responsible for demand side social safety while the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund has the responsibility for poverty commencement.

Dr Nishtar stated she desired to ingrain the subculture of collaboration within the PASSD and, consequently, move-organisational committees had been being fashioned. “The authorities is giving unique emphasis on governance and integrity, that is why we’ve got 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 make sure 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 by means of 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 technical infrastructure in hand to percentage database facilities with the stakeholders involved for identity and concentrated on of beneficiaries based on poverty rating card. He shared details about the brand new National Socioeconomic Survey, that is beneath manner.

Dr Nishtar preferred that the deliver focused function of BISP below the Ehsas programme as its countrywide socio-economic registry survey could offer the premise for all coverage interventions to be finished underneath Ehsas.

The PBM dealing with director, while sharing his organisational functions and jurisdictional roles, said that underneath Ehsaas, a hundred and fifty colleges for the marginalised could be rehabilitated, 150 girls empowerment centres (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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