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  • Rs80 billion programme to profit 5 million deserving youngsters 
  • Programme extends to 154 districts of Pakistan 
  • Programme goals to extend enrolment and minimise dropout charge

ISLAMABAD: The Ehsaas programme has deliberate to roll out a nationwide drive for varsity enrolment quickly in collaboration with the provinces and key growth stakeholders, aiming to minimise dropout charges.

The transfer was mentioned throughout a maiden assembly of the Ehsaas steering committee for Waseela-e-Taleem Digital, which is an training conditional money switch programme.

Particular Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Safety and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar chaired the assembly.

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“The programme targets will be aligned with results of Ehsaas National Socio-economic Registry survey that is currently 61% complete in the field and is expected to be conclude before June 2021 nationwide”, mentioned SAPM Dr Sania.

It was agreed in the course of the assembly {that a} sub-committee can be constituted with consultants from the steering committee’s stakeholders and provinces.

The steering committee will meet biannually to evaluation the progress and strategic route of the programme.

The Waseela-e-Taleem Digital initiative

Earlier, the steering committee members have been briefed on the Waseela-e-Taleem Digital, that has massively been reformed and scaled up by means of end-to-end digitisation, price efficient modifications in institutional infrastructure, a brand new stipend coverage, and nationwide enlargement throughout all districts.

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The Rs80 billion programme will carry 5 million deserving main college youngsters into its fold from throughout all 154 districts of Pakistan over a four-year length.

The steering committee reviewed the programme efficiency, mentioned the best way ahead and explored choices to reinforce the outcomes of the programme capitalising on conditionalities launched within the programme.

“The purpose of the deep-rooted digital reform in Waseela-e-Taleem under Ehsaas was to promote integrity, transparency, accountability and to improve targeting,” Dr. Sania Nishtar mentioned.

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“As per the Ehsaas payment policy, all payments are bio-metrically verified in real time; girls get Rs2,000 and boys get Rs1,500 per quarter, when 70% school attendance is ensured.”

The assembly introduced collectively members of the steering committee from Ministry of Financial Affairs, Ministry of Schooling and Skilled Coaching, Overseas Commonwealth and Improvement Workplace, the World Financial institution, Asian Improvement Financial institution and Schooling Departments from provinces together with AJK and GB who have been joined by the Waseela-e-Taleem Digital operations workforce.

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