Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation Dr Sania Nishtar on Friday convened a final consultative meeting with all four executing agencies of the Ehsaas programme to discuss the policy and roll-out plan for the forthcoming 'One Window Ehsaas' operations.
The meeting was held at the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD). As a part of the One Window Ehsaas initiative, preparations are under way to open the first-ofits-kind 'Physical One Window Ehsaas Centre' in Islamabad and inaugurate ‘Ehsaas Digital’ by the end of March 2021.
In this regard, Ehsaas is currently in a process of structuring and integrating One Window Ehsaas, which is a single-service operation to avoid duplication and ensure improved access to multisectoral Ehsaas initiatives.
“The Ehsaas Strategy stipulates the creation of ‘One- Window Ehsaas’ (Policy#4) to enable rule-based delivery of the multiple Ehsaas programmes through a singlewindow”, Dr Nishtar said.
"The initiative comprises of Physical One Window Ehsaas Centers, interlinked Ehsaas services through Ehsaas eportal, Ehsaas Android app, deployment of cognitive API architecture for data sharing, standardisation of beneficiary targeting and alignment of programme beneficiary populations”, she added.
The first ‘Physical One Window Ehsaas Center’ opening in Islamabad will be a one-stop-shop that will integrate all Ehsaas programmes under one roof. The centre will facilitate beneficiaries to get information on all Ehsaas benefits and services available to them in one space.
Likewise, the Ehsaas e-portal will be a one-stop-shop that will provide links to all Ehsaas-related information and services.
Available on Google Playstore, the Ehsaas App will be an android application.
Currently, Ehsaas is also building a new database for standardised beneficiary targeting through Ehsaas National Socioeconomic Registry (NSER) survey.