Dr Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection, speaking at a press on Friday, publicized the inaugural of Ehsaas 8171 web portal- a service for wellbeing programme’s beneficiaries to check their status.
Talking to the press conference Sania said, “The Ehsaas survey in the country is 99.5% complete and enrollment of new Ehsaas beneficiaries based on the survey has commenced.” She announced that Ehsaas has inaugurated this web portal which is ehsaastracking.pass.gov.pk to help people examine their position and collect cash, if eligible.
“In the interest of transparency, the final election results of Ehsaas survey have been announced on the portal after determining eligibility through data analytics and rule-based procedures,” she added.
Moreover, based on the information collected in the survey households are excluded or encompassed in the Ehsaas cash transfers. Ehsaas registration desks are unrolled at the Tehsil level coast-to-coast to ease families who could not participate in the survey for some reason. They can also self-register themselves by communicating with the Ehsaas registration desks.
This year, approximately 12 million needy families are being funded Ehsaas cash grants on the basis of the Ehsaas survey.
Updating about the newly-opened Ehsaas portal, Dr. Sania said: “In the interest of transparency, the final eligibility results of the Ehsaas survey have been announced on the portal after determining eligibility through data analytics and rule-based procedures. Households who have been registered through the survey can now easily check their eligibility status under Ehsaas Kafaalat and Ehsaas Emergency Cash-II by entering their survey token or Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) number on the portal. If eligible, they can collect their cash from the nearest Ehsaas payment centers.”
Ehsaas was sprung on March 27, 2019, with the intention to diminish inequality, capitalize on people, and boost lagging districts. Ehsaas is about the formation of a ‘welfare state’ by countering elite capture and leveraging 21st-century tools such as data and technology used to make precision safety nets, financial inclusion elevation, and digital services access, supporting the economic empowerment of women.