Ehsaas Rashan Program 2021 (Ehsaas Targeted Commodity Subsidy Program) has been launched by the Federal Government to aide people and help reduce the impact of inflation for the most vulnerable segment of society. Ehsaas Rashan Program 2021 Registration have been started from 8 November 2021 and these will continue till 10 December 2021 through Ehsaas Rashan Riayat Portal and citizens can apply online for the initiative or through SMS, according to the Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Security Dr Sania Nishtar.
It bears mentioning that registration for the Ehsaas Rashan Program 2021 will take place as part of the Ehsaas Survey like many other initiatives such as Ehsaas Kafalat Program and Ehsaas Rashan Program, which is another similar program already launched by the Federal Government under the Ehsaas Banner. Furthermore, an online portal called the Ehsaas Rashan Riayat Portal has been set up by the government to allow people to register for the programme.
- 23 November 2021: Ehsaas 8171 SMS Service can now be used to register for the Ehsaas Rashan Program.
- Registrations will continue till 10 December 2021
Ehsaas Rashan Program 2021
The Ehsaas Rashan Program 2021 (Ehsaas Targeted Commodity Subsidy Program) will provide Rs. 1,000 per family per month to households with income less than Rs. 31,000 in order to cover the cost of staple food items, including wheat flour, pulses (daal), and cooking oil besides providing 25-30% of the food spend for low-income households to reduce the inflationary impact on the vulnerable segment of society. The Ehsaas Rashan Program 2021 is worth Rs. 120 billion and it will help 20 million families across the country.
The Government has authorized the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) to handle the execution of the Ehsaas Commodity Subsidy Program in collaboration with Ehsaas, while the Ministry of Finance will undertake the fiscal management and oversight of the initiative.
Those who want to get benefit of the Ehsaas Rashan Program 2021 will need to meet the requirements set in place, including a registered mobile number and a valid Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC), said the SAPM Dr Sania Nishtar. The people who fulfil the requirements and they have a household earning of less than Rs. 31,000 will get Rs. 1,000 subsidy each for for basic food items along with 25-30% subsidy in their food purchase at registered Kiryana Stores and outlets of Utility Store Corporation.
How to register for Ehsaas Rashan Program 2021?
The only way to register for the Ehsaas Rashan Program 2021 is through the Ehsaas Survey, which is also known as the Ehsaas National Socio Economic Registry (NSER) Survey. You can register yourself in the Ehsaas Rashan Program through the Ehsaas Rashan Riayat Portal at ehsaasrashan.pass.gov.pk, which is now open for public and the owners of Kiryana Stores.
Update (23 November 2021): Furthermore, you can register for the Ehsaas Rashan Program 2021 by using the 8171 SMS Service. The announcement was made by Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Security Dr Sania Nishtar.
احساس راشن رعایت پروگرام میں گھرانوں کی رجسٹریشن کیلیئے8171سروس شروع ہوگئی ہے۔رجسٹریشن کیلیئےگھرکا کوئی ایک فرد اپناشناختی کارڈنمبر8171پر اس موبائل سم سےبھیجےجواسکےنام رجسٹرہو۔کریانہ دکانداروں کی رجسٹریشن بھی جاری ہےمگر وہ صرف ویب سائٹ سےہی رجسٹرہوسکتےہیں۔https://t.co/Jl6IbSeAwO pic.twitter.com/Y0gi2ARbnb— Ehsaas (@Ehsaas_Pk) November 23, 2021
How to register for Ehsaas Rashan Program 2021 through 8171 SMS service?
You need to send your Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) number to 8171 from the mobile phone of one of the household members. It bears mentioning that the mobile phone number must be registered on the name of the person who is registering for the programme.
Ehsaas Rashan Riayat Portal (Apply Online)
Step 1: Go to the Ehsaas Rashan Riayat Portal
Step 2: Select the first option if you are registering your household in the Ehsaas Rashan Program. However, if you are a store owner, then you need to select the second option.
Step 3: Enter your CNIC and mobile phone number on the website and submit.
It bears mentioning that only one person from every household can register at the Ehsaas Rashan Riayat Portal and the CNIC and mobile number entered should belong to the person who is going to receive the subsidy amount.
The list of eligible people will be revealed and these individuals will be informed about their status in the Ehsaas Rashan Program 2021 through SMS from 8171 within a few weeks after the screen process is completed by the survey, while Kiryana Stores will also need to be registered to be able take part in the Government Initiative.
Ehsaas has developed a digitally enabled mobile point of sale system in collaboration with National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) to serve beneficiaries through a network of Kiryana Stores all over the country. The customer will receive a verification code on their registered mobile number which will need to be entered into the app by the merchant.
To be eligible for the Ehsaas Rashan Program 2021, the beneficiaries should have an income of Rs. 31,000 or less and they should come under the poverty score of 39. The Ehsaas Rashan Programme will cover 20 million households across the country.
Registration for Kiryana Stores
The Kiryana Store Merchants will be required to download the required application on their Android Smartphones in order to register for the Ehsaas Rashan Programme 2021 and enter their Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) Number. Once they pass the authentication process, the Kiryana Store Merchants will be able to pass the benefit on to the customers immediatiately.
It is pertinent to mention that the customer will receive a verification code on their registered mobile number which will need to be entered into the app by the merchant. “Such system has been developed to prevent corruption and abuse.” said the SAPM Dr Sania Nishtar. She added that the system will be functional within three to four weeks after completion of the registration process.
The Kiryana Stores with a valid bank account will be eligible for the Ehsaas Rashan Program 2021 as they will receive the subsidy amount in these accounts. Furthermore, the SAPM Dr Sania Nishtar said that the government will also give profit over the subsidy amount in order to encourage Kiryana Store Merchants to take part in the programme and serve maximum people across the country.
Dr Sania Nishtar said that government employees having less than Rs. 31,00 income are eligible for the Ehsaas Rashan Program 2021. However, those people who have travelled abroad for job purpose will not be made part of the programme as per cabinet unanimous decision.
You can apply online for the Ehsaas Rashan Program 2021 through the Ehsaas Rashan Riayat Portal. You can enroll also yourself in the Ehsaas Survey by visiting an Ehsaas Registration Center or wait for the Survey Team to visit your home. You can also send your CNIC number to 8171 to register.
Read more: Ehsaas Registration Centers List [Updated].