President visits Ehsaas Centre; urges citizens to avail benefits

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Published: 08:27 PM, 15 Dec, 2021
President visits Ehsaas Centre; urges citizens to avail benefits
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President Dr Arif Alvi Wednesday urged people to avail benefits from 20 different components of the Ehsaas programme especially the Ehsaas Rashan Riayat programme offering daily use items on subsidized prices, reported 24NewsHd TV channel.

Talking to the media during his visit to One Window Ehsaas Center at G7 Sector in Islamabad, he said people needed to be told about the different components of the Ehsaas programme which was a very comprehensive programme befitting a large segment of the population.

The government gave much needed financial assistance through the Ehsaas Kafalat programme during the coronavirus pandemic, he recalled.

At present under the Ehsaas programme, students were given scholarships and stipends, he added. The President urged politicians to understand the scope of the programme and guide people on how to avail benefits from the different segments of the Ehsaas programme.

He said people were getting essential items at controlled prices from the utility stores because of the subsidies provided by the government.

The President visited different sections of the Ehsaas centre and inquired about the facilities being offered to the people.

Earlier, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr Sania Nishtar briefed the President about various aspects of the programme.

Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar told about the One Stop Shop operations of Ehsaas which integrate all benefits and services for 14 different target groups in one space. Secretary Ismat Tahira, DG Khalid Siddique, DG Naveed Akbar, DG Meer Anwar and other senior officials of Ehsaas were also present on the occasion.

One Window of Ehsaas is articulated in six pillars: firstly, a one stop shop, the Ehsaas Center; secondly, back office digital interface; thirdly, a public facing digital information and services platform; the fourth component is a mobile app; the fifth component is cognitive API architecture— the integrated database; and finally, the Ehsaas One-Window Beneficiary Selection and Targeting Policy.

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