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UncategorizedPunjab Ehsaas Program Act

Punjab Ehsaas Program Act

The Punjab Ehsaas Program 2022 has been established by the Punjab Social Protection Authority (PSPA).

A variety of current and prospective projects under the Punjab Ehsaas Program 2022 aim to assist the underprivileged in the province by offering financial assistance in the form of a monthly stipend that varies from Rs 2,000 to Rs 5,000, depending on the program.

Now it has become an Act in Pakistan with nearly 120 social service programs

The objective of the Ehsaas program:

  • To increase Punjab’s PWDs’ social inclusion
  • To increase PWDs’ ability to support themselves, and
  • To lessen their reliance on their social networks

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PM Ehsaas Programme Registration:

 Everyone may check the 8171 Ehsaas Program Online Registration 2022 Centers and Ehsaas 8171 tracking NADRA registration form online at www.nser.nadra.gov.pk tracking ID, or they can go to the BISP website at www.bisp.gov.pk to find the centers that are closest to them. Otherwise, you may check the status of your CNIC by sending a text message to 8171 to confirm your 2022 online registration at www.ehsaas.nadra.gov.pk. Complete information on Ehsaas Kafalat program eligibility, registration, and free amount delivery is available here.

You can visit the website PM Ehsaas Program https://www.pass.gov.pk/

Eligibility for Ehsaas Program :

Families may sign up for the Rashan program of Ehsaas if their monthly income is less than Rs. 50,000. The 8171 SMS service or the online portal may only be used by one applicant’s family member whose mobile phone is listed on his or her personal Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC).

Emergency Cash Loan Program Ehsaas Program:

The Ehsaas interest-free loan program under the Ehsas kafala program was introduced by the Government of Pakistan’s Cabinet Secretariat, Poverty Alleviation and Social Division, and Poverty Alleviation Fund (PPAF). Candidates that are female will be eligible for 50% of the Ehsaas free loan. Financial inclusion and mainstreaming of underprivileged groups in society, particularly skilled young, women, individuals with disabilities, transgender people, and beneficiaries of the BISP, Zakat, and Baitul Mal program the monthly issuance of Rs. 80,000 in loans through 1110 loan centers run by PPAF Partners, including Akhuwat Organizations (POs), in different parts of the nation.

You may use a written application or an oral request to register for the ehsaas loan program online. Your poverty level will be confirmed using the scorecard. Your application to become a borrower is now complete. You will get the application form along with the business plan form after this official information. You must submit your application with all completed and required papers attached at the very last and most important stage.

Loans from the interest-free Ehsaas trust for micro businesses that generate revenue
Federal and provincial governments provide funding
Federal Government’s allocation of Rs. 5 billion in extra funds for FY 2019–20; online application for Ehsaas loan 75000 (Average Loan size; Rs. 30,0000)
Business consulting services and connections to MFIs, MFBs, and banks.

Eligibility Criteria:
  • between the ages of 18 and 60
  • People with a valid national identification card from a family with a score of 0 to 40 on the poverty scale (CNIC)
  • Targeted union council district residents Business idea that is economically feasible.

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KIFALAT:

Through the one woman, one bank account principle, the Kifalat initiative will guarantee the financial and digital inclusion of almost 6 million women.

The amount of cash distribution to 6 million women under Kifalat has been adjusted for inflation.

500 digital hubs will be established at the Tehsil level under Kifalat where public resources from the government will be made available (information systems, online courses, one window social protection interfaces) to provide disadvantaged families a chance to escape poverty

The National Poverty Graduation Program of the Pakistan Poverty Alleviation Fund, which reaches out to rural assistance programs and community groups, offers initiatives to graduate BISP clients in areas that are falling behind.

TAHAFUZ:

Launch of Tahafaz, a shock-focused precise safety net for the most vulnerable to shield them from shocks. To guard against catastrophic disasters, this will comprise one-time cash aid.

Tahafaz provides assistance to low-income widows without dependent children who are working.

Tahafaz offers legal assistance.

Partnership with NGOs to expand effective initiatives for street children, transgender people, victims of child and bonded labor, orphans, seasonal migrants, and daily wage workers.

Housing For the Poor:

  • houses for 10,000 orphans in Ehsaas
  • Panah-ghass in a number of large cities
  • Housing program for the underprivileged utilizing interest-free loans, including landless farmers

Welfare For the Disabled:

  • ensuring that all people can use crutches, wheelchairs, tripods, and other helpful equipment, such as cranes.
  • 20 physically challenged institutions operating in public-private partnerships in underprivileged neighborhoods

Labour Welfare:

  • the formation of a time- and outcomes-based labor expert group to create recommendations to address the following issues: the fragmentation of the labor social safety nets; rampant unemployment among workers; loopholes in current laws that allow a large number of workers to remain outside the formal network (such as those in the agriculture and livestock sectors, artisans, construction workers in informal settings, domestic workers, and women whose work is seen as an extension of domestic responsibilities in rural areas).
  • Launch of a welfare and pension program for the unorganized sector in response to the Labor expert group’s suggestions

Health:

To enhance geographic and financial access to healthcare for infectious and non-communicable illnesses, as well as for mother and child health and mental health services, the federal and provincial governments should embrace a universal health coverage policy. Priority will be given to situations where the poor have a higher illness burden.

Measures of transparency and integrity to combat regulatory capture in organizations that regulate the health sector

Placard placement guidelines for publicly financed healthcare institutions A sign with information on the budget and staffing will be posted outside of each BHU and hospital. A smartphone app will provide access to information.

Policy to enhance funding and expedite public hospital reform

The trash collector challenge, the Insaf Insurance Card, the Tahafuz policy to assure financial access to healthcare, and all programs to fight malnutrition are a few additional policies in this framework that will also have an influence on health outcomes.

Ba-Himmat Buzurg programme:

The Ba-Himmat Buzurg Program seeks to safeguard seniors 65 and older against threats to their way of life and to provide them the means to do so in a respectable manner. The senior female members of the households who are ineligible for the Ehsaas Program are being given financial support of Rs. 2000 per month under this program (BISP). The male family members who are 65 years of age or older are eligible in the event that an eligible female meets the specified conditions and passes away.

For the fiscal year 2021–2022, Rs. 2,400 million has been up for this initiative. This effort has so far benefited 82,000 senior citizens. The most vulnerable people in Punjab will be covered by this initiative, which will provide them with the tools they need to satisfy their financial obligations.

You may visit any of the following offices to register for the program or use the Ehsaas Punjab Program 2022 online site given above to confirm your eligibility.

For Poor Farmers:

  • A delegation of labor experts will examine how labor laws apply to tenant farmers and will provide ideas for formalizing the tenancy farming system.
  • a program to assist farmers with sparse and limited land holdings
  • Crop diversification policies as a deterrent to local elite capture
  • Encourage the production of agricultural machinery, drip irrigation components, and solar equipment locally.
  • a program to encourage efficient husbandry and the production of hay and silage
  • publication of the Agriculture Terms of Trade Report every two years to enhance the pricing system
  • A policy to encourage the construction of warehouses and the financing of warehouse receipts
  • Policy to lower import taxes and levies in order to lower the cost of agricultural inputs
  • Policy to stimulate the market for fisheries and livestock in dry zones

Masawaat Programme:

For elderly and differently-abled transgender people (TGPs), the Masawaat Program offers unconditional cash transfers. It also offers job opportunities and microcredit to encourage TGPs to start their own businesses. In accordance with the Ehsaas Punjab Program 2022, senior transgender people may get an unconditional cash transfer worth Rs. 3,000 per month, and handicapped transgender people can receive an unconditional cash transfer worth Rs. 2,000 per month.

The purpose of this program is

  • Through the provision of means of subsistence as well as assistance for housing, health, and education, it is possible to mainstream transgender people who are generally excluded from public services and programs.
  • To save transgender people from poverty by financing their consumption and maintaining a minimal level of life.
  • To expand transgender people’s access to useful resources and income-generating opportunities, and to encourage the development of their human capital
  • to safeguard transgender people from health shocks by improving their health.

On the basis of administrative effectiveness, the Masawaat Program will first choose a subset of the actions suggested in the Transgender Persons Welfare Policy.

Under this scheme, all TGPs registered in Punjab would be entitled to get loans with no interest to start their own small companies. For TGPs up to Rs. 100,000, PSPA and the Punjab Small Industries Corporation (PSIC) would provide interest-free loans.

Additionally, with the assistance of health departments and private sector businesses, free and open medical camps will be offered for TGP screening, treatment, and medication. PSPA also intends to work with other businesses in the private sector to provide employment possibilities for TGPs.

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Zewar e Taleem Program:

Another conditional cash transfer provided by the Punjab Social Protection Authority (PSPA) and the Zewar-e-Taleem Program is for female students enrolled in public sector schools in 16 districts with poor literacy rates.

This effort aims to improve teenage girls’ enrollment and retention in school while also attending to their nutritional needs. The program offers a monthly stipend of Rs. 1,000 that is distributed through the branchless banking system created by PSPA.

In the districts of Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Bhakkar, Chiniot, DG Khan, Jhang, Kasur, Khanewal, Layyah, Lodhran, Muzaffargarh, Okara, Pakpattan, Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan, and Vehari, females enrolled in government schools get a stipend.

The money is distributed on a quarterly basis, and it is only provided if the school education department receives a report showing an attendance rate of 80%. After the end of the school year, students enrolled in grade 10 are automatically removed from the program. The Program also excludes pupils who have dropped out of school.

Upon successful biometric verification, the pupils who were enrolled in schools as a consequence of the yearly enrollment campaign by the School Education Department would receive this honorarium.

You may enroll in the course via the administrative office at the school or the DMO.

Nayee Zindagi Programme:

Access to a rehabilitation program can decrease the consequences of damage, improve health and quality of life and reduce the use of health services therefore, rehabilitation of these victims is instrumental in enabling them to live, as far as possible, independently and gainfully within their homes and communities.

Empowering Acid Attacks Victims through an institutional arrangement in various fields can be a very significant step towards mainstreaming their socio-economic conditions.

The main objective of this Program is;

  • To give acid attack victims medical-psychological rehabilitation.
  • To defend the social rights of society’s acid attack victims.
  • To provide victims the tools they need to live a life of dignity and inclusion in society, therefore preventing social marginalization.
  • To make acid attack victims less vulnerable by generating income via skill development and interest-free loans for jobs or self-employment.

Sila e Fun program:

The Punjab Social Protection Authority (PSPA), another project of the Punjab Ehsaas Program 2022, offers an unconditional cash transfer program for senior artists who have worked in a relevant profession for more than 25 years in each of the 36 districts of Punjab. This program is known as Sila-e-Fun.

For those aged and in need Punjabi artists, authors, poets, and media professionals who have made a significant contribution to their field—such as cinema, TV, literature, poetry, journalism, theater, music, painting, etc.—it would give a respectable social pension.

Under the unconditional cash transfer initiative, artists over 50 with monthly incomes of less than Rs. 15,000 and 25 years of relevant experience would get Rs. 5,000 each month. The objective of this initiative is to enhance the socioeconomic well-being of Punjabi artists who have made a significant contribution to their profession but are old and financially fragile.

the main purpose of this program is

  • To increase Punjab’s impoverished aged and financially fragile artists’ social involvement by offering them respectable social aid
  • to increase the means of support for elderly and indigent artists
  • to lessen the reliance of old and indigent artists on their social networks in terms of finances
Eligibility Criteria:
  • older than fifty years old
  • more than 25 years of service
  • income of less than $15,000 per month

If you satisfy the requirements above but do not already have a record with Punjab Ehsaas Program 2022 on their website, you must get in touch with the local Arts Council to register.

Punjab Ehsaas Programme Helpline:

You may contact the Ehsaas Punjab Program at the following numbers for more help:

  • 042-99232360
  • 0330-9232360

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