Benazir Income Support Program is being transformed into a rule and merit based efficient organization. The modalities of Kifalat programme of unconditional cash transfers to women and the paradigm change being introduced through the financial inclusion agenda and the significant operational improvements being made to benefit beneficiaries. Ehsaas program also include a shock-oriented demand based precision safety net to protect the most marginalized families from catastrophic health related expenditures. The National Socio-Economic Registry manual to further streamline the processes under the ongoing survey.
In this regard, Chairperson Sania Nishtar has issued detailed governance related instructions to build systems and improve transparency and accountability in all organizations coming under the new Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division. Her instructions encompass the practices developed in the private sector and in modern public management. In addition to this, its education conditional cash transfer programme would be expanded under Ehsaas and a new health and nutrition programme is being designed. Ehsaas would also include a shock-oriented demand based precision safety net to protect the most marginalized families from catastrophic health related expenditures. This programme would be named Tahafuz.
She has also approval to the National Socio-Economic Registry (NSER) manual to further streamline the processes under the ongoing NSER survey. The survey will update the current database of the beneficiaries. Similarly approval was given to various amendments in the Payments manual.
The amendments provide procedures for payment of stipends to beneficiaries whose hands are amputated or whose fingerprints are faded. Biometric verification through NADRA of such beneficiaries are not possible. With these transparent and rigorous processes such eligible beneficiaries will be able to receive their stipends.