- Govt allocates Rs 260 bln for 'Ehsaas Program' in Budget 2021-22 for poverty alleviations: Dr Sania
Govt Allocates Rs 260 Bln For 'Ehsaas Program' In Budget 2021-22 For Poverty Alleviations: Dr Sania
Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr. Sania Nishtar on Friday said the government has allocated Rs 260 billion for 'Ehsaas Program' in Budget 2021-22 for poverty alleviation and provide relief to the low income people in the society
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Jun, 2021 ) :Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection Dr. Sania Nishtar on Friday said the government has allocated Rs 260 billion for 'Ehsaas Program' in Budget 2021-22 for poverty alleviation and provide relief to the low income people in the society.
Major focus of the government is to execute the "Ehasaas Program' with its true spirit for 14 different categories for low income people, including widows, orphans, poors, unemployed, needy students and special citizens in society, Dr Sania Nishtar said this while addressing the Senate Session in Parliament House.
SAPM on Poverty Alleviation said that "We have evolved the dynamic digital social protection ecosystem for the future to ensure transparency and accountability in our program.
She said a comprehensive survey was completed through big data analytics by tracking real-time information about the evolution of the beneficiary status, to make social protection adaptive.
She said that "We have introduced digitalization and Information Technology (IT) reforms in our system for enhancing the efficiency of the system.
She said that through ' 'Ehsaas Kafalat Program' "We are providing this financial facility in 124 districts to the low income people in different regions of the country.
The SAPM said that the 'Ehsaas under Graduate 'programme also approved to provide thousands of Ehsaas undergraduate scholarships for students from different regions of the country in the upcoming Budget 2021-22.
Dr Sania Nishtar said that women empowerment is top priority for the government in the coming Budget 2021-22 and allocated 50 percent total resources for women to provide them health and education facilities.
While briefed to the forum, she also hailed the tax relief provided by the government in the coming budget and said the government has waved off the tax on industrial raw material to minimize the cost of doing business in the country.
He said revenue generation is important for financial inclusion to support the low income people in the society.