ISLAMABAD: The Ehsaas Programme has joined hands with Capital Development Authority (CDA) to enroll deserving families of the capital for the ration scheme.

In this connection, top officials of Ehsaas and the civic body had a meeting here on Monday in which the issue of registration was discussed. Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired the briefing together with Capital Development Authority (CDA) Chairman Amer Ali Ahmed on Ehsaas Ration Registration.

Participants of the meeting agreed to expedite the enrollment process of Kiryana retailers and families across all 50 union councils of the federal capital.

“Currently, the Ehsaas ration registration drive is in full swing with district administrations of Punjab, Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa, Gilgit Baltistan and AJK. Under the guidance of Ehsaas, chief secretaries of provinces and district administrations are steering massive awareness campaigns. An engaging workshop will be held with CDA this week to kick off the drive across Islamabad,” said Dr Sania.

CDA chairman was all praise for the pro-poor welfare scheme of Ehsaas and reassured full cooperation to run a capital wide registration drive.

Under this programme, 20 million families will be served a monthly subsidy of Rs1,000 on flour, ghee, cooking oil and pulses.

Currently, families are being registered through 8171 and Kiryana retailers through the website: https://ehsaasrashan.pass.gov.pk/.

Nationwide, Kiryana retailers need to have a bank account for ration registration.

Retailers without bank accounts can reach out to the nearest branch of the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) for account opening.

The government will give subsidy amount and 8 percent specialized commission to Kiryana retailers directly in their bank accounts.

Published in Dawn, January 4th, 2022

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