Ehsaas NADRA GOV PK
To avail of the Ehsaas NADRA program, eligible families are required to register themselves by visiting the designated registration centers or by using the online portal available at ehsaas.nadra.gov.pk. Once registered, they will be eligible to receive financial assistance through the Ehsaas Emergency Cash program, which is one of the key components of the Ehsaas NADRA initiative.
The Ehsaas Emergency Cash program provides financial assistance to eligible families affected by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The assistance is provided in the form of a one-time cash grant, which is disbursed through the Ehsaas Emergency Cash digital payment system.
Overall, the Ehsaas NADRA program is aimed at providing a social safety net to vulnerable segments of the population in Pakistan, with a focus on poverty alleviation and economic empowerment.
The program is being implemented under the Ehsaas poverty alleviation and social safety net initiative, which was launched by the Government of Pakistan to provide a comprehensive framework for addressing the issue of poverty in the country.
Under the Ehsaas Emergency Cash program, eligible families are provided with a one-time cash grant of Rs. 12,000 (approximately USD 75), which is disbursed through a digital payment system. The program targets households that have lost their source of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as those who were already living below the poverty line prior to the outbreak.
The program is being implemented in a phased manner, with the first phase targeting 4.5 million households. As of August 2021, over 16 million households had applied for the program, with more than 14 million having been approved for assistance. The program has been widely praised for its effectiveness in providing much-needed relief to vulnerable segments of the population during the ongoing crisis.
One such program is the Ehsaas Kafalat program, which provides financial assistance to widows and other vulnerable women, and also includes a vocational training component aimed at enhancing their employability. Similarly, the Ehsaas Nashonuma program provides nutrition and health support to pregnant and lactating mothers, with a view to improving maternal and child health outcomes, and thereby enabling women to participate more fully in the workforce.
In addition to these specific programs, the Ehsaas initiative also includes measures aimed at promoting financial inclusion and expanding access to credit, with a view to supporting entrepreneurship and small business development. These measures include the establishment of the Ehsaas Interest-Free Loan program, which provides interest-free loans to small business owners and entrepreneurs, and the expansion of the Benazir Income Support Program to provide cash transfers to eligible families.
Overall, while the Ehsaas NADRA program is primarily focused on providing financial assistance to eligible families, the broader Ehsaas initiative includes a number of programs and measures aimed at promoting economic empowerment and improving employment prospects for the population.