LAHORE, Nov 25 (APP): Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Senator Sania Nishtar Thursday said the registration process for ‘Ehsaas Rashan’ programme would be completed till mid of December 2021.
She was talking to the media during her visit to a general store in Shadman area here. She also reviewed the registration process under the Ehsaas Rashan programme. Punjab Minister for Social Welfare and Bait-ul-Mal Syed Yawar Abbas Bukhari and others were also present.
Deputy Commissioner Lahore Umer Sher Chattha briefed the SAPM about the measures taken regarding Ehsaas Rashan programme in the provincial capital.
Dr Sania said that families earning less than Rs 50,000 per month could register themselves under the Ehsaas Rashan programme. She said that only one member of an applicant family, whose cell number was issued on his/her personal Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC), could enroll his family either through 8171 SMS service or the web-portal.
She said that for registration through 8171, the said member of the family could send his/her CNIC number to 8171. The sender would be informed about his/her eligibility within two weeks.
She said that Karyana shopkeepers would only be able to register through the web-portal: https://ehsaasrashan.pass.gov.pk/, adding that the shopkeeper should have a bank account in National Bank.
She directed the shopkeepers of Karyana store to provide awareness for registration process to needy person who visit their stores for buying edibles. She said it would be a ‘Sadqa-e-Jaria’ [Voluntary charity] on the part of shopkeepers.
Dr Sania said that a monthly subsidy of thousands of rupees would be granted to eligible families on the purchase of flour, cooking oil or ghee and pulses.
She said that shopkeepers would be bound to display any signboard outside shop about availability of the Ehsaas Rashan programme facility, adding that the buyers would show their identity cards and mobile SMS to get these edibles on subsidised rates.
She said that the government would provide commission and attractive benefits to shopkeepers for providing ‘Ehsaas Rashan’ facility through their shops.
She said that there was no fee for registration under the Ehsaas Rashan program, adding that people should be remain alert about any fraud in the name of Ehsaas Rashan programme.