In 2022, Pakistan began online registration for the Ehsaas Kafalat Program, which will provide a monthly stipend of Rs. 12,000 to 7 million poor women. You can be eligible for this amount three months after confirming your eligibility by sending your CNIC in an SMS to 8171. If you are unemployed, you can still receive the amount after biometric verification through the National Database Registration Authority (NADRA). Biometric verification is important for the transparent and merit-based distribution of the amount.
It is an initiative called Ghareeb Dost, implemented at a national level in Pakistan, to assist individuals and families in need who are unemployed or unable to support themselves due to the current inflationary situation. The Government of Pakistan is committed to providing permanent financial aid to eligible families, particularly women, through the 8171 Ehsaas Portal. If you have not yet enrolled in the Ehsaas Digital program, there is no need to worry. You can visit your nearest 8171 web portal for Ehsaas Kafalat program registration online, and once registered, you will receive a quarterly installment of Rs. 14,000 directly into your bank account. If you wish to register for the Ehsaas Rashan Program, you can check your CNIC online.
The distribution of cash through the BISP Ehsaas Kafalat Program has commenced in all districts of Punjab, KPK, Sindh, Balochistan, Islamabad, Gilgit Baltistan, and AJK. If you have not yet received your Ehsaas Kafalat payment, there is no need to worry as you will soon receive the amount if you are eligible. If you have any confusion regarding your eligibility or selection for the Ehsaas Kafalat program 2023, you can verify it through the website 8171ehsaas.punjab.gov.pk. We will provide you with an authentic link where you can quickly check the eligibility of yourself or your family by entering the NSER Form Number or CNIC Number, including the mobile number.
Ehsaas Kafalat Program Eligibility
The Ehsaas Kafalat Program is a merit-based financial assistance program for poor and deserving women in Pakistan. The program is open for registration, and there are several ways to check your eligibility and register.
Here are the steps on how to avail the benefits of the Ehsaas Kafalat Program:
- Check your eligibility by sending your CNIC in an SMS to 8171.
- If you are eligible, you will receive a confirmation message.
- Visit your nearest NADRA office for biometric verification.
- Once your biometric verification is complete, you will start receiving the monthly stipend of Rs. 12,000.
You can check your eligibility and register online at the following websites:
- Check your Id card eligibility by clicking the following button:
You can also confirm your registration through SMS by sending your CNIC number to 8171.
The Punjab government has approved a new law, the Punjab Ehsaas Program Act 2023, which will establish a central board to oversee 120 social services in Punjab. Dr. Sania Nishtar has been appointed to lead the Ehsaas program 12000 Rupee, which provides financial assistance to poor families in Punjab. The new Chief Minister of Punjab, Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, has announced a new phase of the Ehsaas Kafalat program, and eligible families can now register online. The government has also transferred Rs. 2,000 to the accounts of families registered with the Ehsaas Kifalat Program. This amount can be withdrawn from bank branches or biometric ATMs.
Dr. Sania Nishtar recently visited the Ehsas Registration Desk located at Government Boys High School on Walton Road in Lahore. During her visit, she assessed the registration arrangements for the Ehsaas (ISIS) Program. There are a total of 512 Ehsas registration desks nationwide, with 11 of them located in Lahore to register the remaining families participating in the Ehsas survey.
Ehsaas program for disabled
The Ehsas Kafalat program is actively supporting disabled individuals, including the most deserving people in Pakistan. To cater to their needs, a special desk has been established where disabled individuals can avail themselves of the following benefits:
- Obtain a disability certificate
- Acquire a special CNIC for disabled persons
- Benefit from free registration for the Ehsaas ka Pehla program
The registration process is currently ongoing nationwide to include 2 million deserving families of special persons in the Ehsas Kafalat program.
Ehsaas Rabta App
In the latest update regarding Ehsaas Kafalat, Dr. Sania Nishtar, representing the Government of Pakistan, has announced the launch of the Ehsaas Raabta Mobile App. This app aims to provide convenience to Ehsas Sarfeen (beneficiaries of Ehsaas) and can be easily downloaded from the Google Play Store.
To effectively install and utilize the Ehsaas Raabta App for receiving Ehsaas Amount at home, follow these steps:
1. Download and install the Ehsaas Kafalat Raabta App from the Google Play Store.
2. Once the installation is complete, allow the app to access your device’s location to find the nearest Ehsaas registration center for online application.
3. Watch the provided video link to fully comprehend the entire procedure.
You can download the Ehsaas Rabta App by clicking on this button
Ehsaas Kafalat program monthly stipend increased
Dr. Sania Nishtar and his team is working hard for taking steps to improve the quality of Ehsaas Kafalat payments to deserving families. The 20 more payment centers in 11 districts of South Punjab are organized for the sake of facilitating Ehsaas payments. As we know, the six-monthly stipend amount of Ehsaas Kafaalat has been increased from Rs. 12,000 to Rs. 13,000 for all beneficiaries after the date of 7th March 2022. Ehsaas is also taking coordination steps to strictly deal with fraudulent deductions. The Law & Enforcement Agencies are playing a vital role to support in executing Ehsaas disbursement operations across 42 Tehsils of South Punjab.
The 4-month installment of Ehsaas Kafalat has been increased from Rs 12,000 to Rs 13,000. All the eligible women or families can visit the nearest ehsas center to collect your full amount of Rs. 13,000 after counting. During receiving of ehsaas kafalat amount, Be sure to ask for a computerized receipt from the bank agent at the time of receipt.
All women or families who were receiving financial aid under the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP) for 10 years but were disqualified through the new NSER surveys had their financial assistance discontinued by the government. However, these disqualified women will once again be able to receive a cash amount of 13,000 rupees to provide them with financial support amidst inflation. It is important to note that all families or women who were previously blocked are now eligible for Ehsaas Kafalat cash through Ehsaas Online Registration Centers.
We would like to inform you once again to visit your nearby Ehsaas Help Desk to receive your Ehsaas Amount. The deadline for receiving the Ehsaas Kafalat amount is February 28th, 2022. If you are unable to collect your cash amount within the specified timeframe, the amount will be returned to the main fund. If you are eligible for the Benazir Income Support Program and currently receiving funds, Ehsaas Kafalat will provide you with the cash amount once again. Please share this news as widely as possible.
The distribution of cash amounts for deserving and eligible individuals under the Ehsaas Ka Palak Program is currently in progress. If you are waiting for an announcement, please check the 8171 SMS Registration. Once you receive the SMS notification, visit your nearby Ehsaas Help Desk to collect your cash amount.
Reopening of Ahsas Program 2023 Registration Online:
The online registration for the Ahsas Program 2023 is being reopened. Starting from September 1st, 2022, Ehsaas Centers at the tehsil level will be operational. Eligible households that were unable to participate in the survey will have the opportunity to register at the nearest desk using the National Identity Card of the housewife as a reference. Women who are eligible but have temporarily closed accounts are requested to undergo biometric verification of their fingerprints at the nearest NADRA e-facility. Families experiencing difficulties with Ehsas Emergency Cash Assistance will receive support on a one-time basis, while those who have joined Ehsas Kafalat will receive permanent payments. The next installment of Kiflat will be disbursed after September. Eligible users will receive receipt messages from 8171. The cost of the quarterly stipend is contingent upon 70% attendance of enrolled children in school.
Former Prime Minister Imran Khan has given his approval to the “One Window Ehsaas Policy 2023,” which comprises seven pillars.
1) Ehsaas Program One-Stop Shop: The One Window Ehsaas Centers are designed to serve as a centralized location where beneficiaries can access comprehensive information about all the available Ehsaas benefits and services. The opening of the first center in Sitara Market, Islamabad marks the beginning of this initiative. Eventually, One Window Center will be established in all districts.
2) Integration of Back Office: The second aspect involves the development of an integrated digital interface for the back office, ensuring that all stakeholders within the Ehsaas ecosystem have access to the necessary links and resources. Currently, we are working on creating this interconnected system.
3) Digital Information Platform: The Ehsaas Digital Platform has been launched as a comprehensive resource where individuals can access all Ehsaas-related information and services in one place. This user-friendly e-portal is available to everyone, with the information presented in Urdu for easy navigation by beneficiaries.
4) Ehsaas Mobile App: A limited version of the Ehsaas App is currently available for download on the Google Play Store. We are expanding its features to encompass the entire Ehsaas Digital ecosystem.
5) Integrated Database for Ahsas Program Registration 2023: The integration of the Ehsaas database allows Ehsaas agencies to access real-time data from the NSER registration check using CNIC numbers. This enables the determination of potential beneficiaries’ eligibility and provides an overview of the benefits received by individuals and households across the Ehsaas program in Pakistan under PASSD agencies.
6) Unified Targeting Policy: The integrated database supports the implementation of the Ehsaas One Window targeting policy, making the targeting process predictable, evidence-based, and effective within the Ehsaas ecosystem. Socio-economic targeting under Ehsaas will utilize the Poverty Measurement Toolkit (PMT) derived from the Ehsaas Survey.
7) Policy on Ehsaas One Window: Historically, Pakistan’s social protection institutions have been fragmented, comprising numerous small, scattered, and poorly coordinated programs with limited resources. The Ehsaas Strategy, launched in March 2019, aimed to address these gaps and emphasized the concept of “One Window Ehsaas” as a priority initiative. The establishment of a dedicated Division of Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation marked the initial step towards the realization of the “One Window Ehsaas” vision.