Prime Minister Imran Khan has inaugurated the first ever Ehsaas One Window Center in Islamabad on Wednesday.
During the inauguration ceremony of the Ehsaas One Window Center, the Prime Minister was briefed about the initiative, which is aimed at providing access to all facilities and services under the banner of the Ehsaas Program under one roof.
Ehsaas One Window Centers will be set up across all districts of the country to provide better access to Ehsaas Program.
Earlier today, the inauguration of the One Window Ehsaas Center was announced by the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Social Security and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar.
The Ehsaas One Window initiative is comprised of six pillars / components, which include:
A One Stop Shop, the Physical Ehsaas One Window Center
A public facing digital information and services platform
A Mobile App
Back officer consolidated digital interface
Cognitive API architecture, or the integrated national socioeconomic database
Ehsaas One Window Beneficiary Selection and Targeting Policy
Ehsaas One Window Center Services
The One Window Ehsaas Center will consolidate all Ehsaas Program initiatives under one roof for the convenience of beneficiaries. These centers will be established across every district of the country in the coming months and provide services for the following Ehsaas Programs under one roof.
Ehsaas Kafaalat Program
Ehsaas Kafaalat beneficiaries can take out cash at the center. Furthermore, the partner banks and NADRA have opened their branches at the center so beneficiaries can avail all services at one place. Under this program, eligible beneficiaries get Rs. 2000 financial aid per month. However, payments are being made on a quarterly basis.
Ehsaas stipends can be accessed and enrollment of children can be done at the center as well. Under this initiative, school going girls get a stipend of Rs. 2000 while boys get Rs. 1500 per quarter on fulfilment of school attendance.
Somebody wanting to spend a night in Panagah can book a bed and get free One Star bed and breakfast facility at the center. This program was introduced so that laborers and those without a home can have a meal and a place to sleep at night.
Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Students can get information about Ehsaas Undergraduate Scholarship Program and they can even fill out their application free of cost at the Ehsaas One Window Center. If you want more information regarding the program, please refer to our post shared below.
Children at risk of stunting and pregnant mothers can get specialized nutritional food and cash stipends from the ATM at the center.
According to sources, Pakistan ranks second in the region for most cases of stunting in children which makes up 40 percent of young children in the country.
Under the Ehsaas Nashonuma Program, beneficiaries will not only be provided with nutritious food and supplements but also a quarterly stipend of Rs. 2,000 for girls and Rs. 1,500 for boys since their birth for a period of two years.
An orphan child can be admitted to an orphanage and a street child can be admitted to a free school at the center.
Ehsaas Kafaalat for Differently Abled Persons
A different abled person can have multiple avenues of redress at the center.
Ehsaas Registration Desks
Ehsaas Registration Desks have been set up at the Ehsaas One Window Center, where people can get surveyed to ascertain if they are eligible for the benefits being provided under these initiatives. Ehsaas Registration Centers have also been set up across the country.