8171 SMS service opens for Ehsas Rashan registration: Sania

SAPM says families earning less than Rs50,000 per month can register themselves under Rashan Programme of Ehsaas

ISLAMABAD - Easing out the registration process, Ehsaas has opened 8171 service for enrolment of families under Ehsaas Rashan Riayat. 

“Based on insights from our recent field visits to 24 small cities, we have opened 8171 SMS service to facilitate enrolment of deserving families with limited or no access to internet,” said Senator Dr Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Poverty Alleviation and Social Protection. 

Under the Ehsaas Rashan Registration Drive, Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar, along with Ehsaas and NBP teams went to 24 small cities and towns around Rawalpindi, Jhelum, Attock, Chakwal, Mianwali, Nowshera, Peshawar and Dera Ismail Khan to educate local Kiryana shopkeepers, trader associations, district administrations, local media and public on Ehsaas Rashan Programme and to get their feedback as well.

Families earning less than Rs50,000 a month can register themselves under the Rashan Programme of Ehsaas. Only one member of an applicant family whose cell number is issued on his personal Computerised National Identity Card (CNIC) can enrol his family either through 8171 SMS service or the web-portal. For registration through 8171, the said member of a family can SMS his/her CNIC number to 8171. While Kiryana shopkeepers will only be able to register through the web-portal: https://ehsaasrashan.pass.gov.pk/. Federal Cabinet has also approved the criteria that deserving families of foreign travellers and government employees with salaries less than Rs31,500 can also benefit from Ehsaas Rashan Riayat. 

A monthly subsidy of Rs1,000 will be granted to every eligible family on the purchase of flour, cooking oil or ghee and pulses. 

A subsidy of Rs22 per kg will be given on the flour, Rs55 per kg on pulses and Rs105 per litre/kg on cooking oil or ghee at the designated Kiryana shops.

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