Ehsaas Emergency Cash Information Portal launched

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Staff Reporter

Islamabad

To ensure utmost transparency, Ehsaas has launched the information Portal today, making details of Ehsaas Emergency Cash disbursements available to the public.The dashboard of the innovative portal will give details about the number of beneficiaries being served under each of the three categories with up to tehsil wise breakdowns countrywide. The approval for the launch of this portal had been accorded by the Prime Minister Imran Khan on April 22, 2020.
The portal transparently outlines the amount released to partner banks for payments to beneficiaries, and the number of beneficiaries who have withdrawn money. To explore real time data relating to disbursements, the portal can be accessed via the website of Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division, https://www.pass.gov.pk/ecs/uct_all.html.
While briefing media in a press conference with regard to the official release of information portal at Press Information Department, Dr. Sania Nishtar said, “Ehsaas Emergency Cash is a merit-based program and we are trying our best to extend cash handout of Rs. 12,000 each to 12 million families living in poverty due to COVID-19 restrictions across the country in a transparent manner”. Adding further she said, “Integrity is the hallmark of Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments and we are promoting it through data driven identification of beneficiaries, scrutiny of eligibility through data analytics, wealth profiling etc, safeguarding biometrically enabled payments and making public disbursements information on the portal.”