Dr Nishtar convenes consultation on One Window Ehsaas service
ISLAMABAD – Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Dr Sania Nishtar convened a consultative meeting at the Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Division (PASSD) with all four executing agencies under the stewardship of Ehsaas to develop a collaborative perspective on standardized beneficiary targeting that is one of the components of One Window Ehsaas. Along with Secretary PASSD, Mohammad Ali Shahzada, MD Pakistan Bait ul Mal, Aon Abbas Buppi, and CEO of PPAF, Qazi Azmat Isa attended the meeting. Under the Ehsaas framework, social protection programmes are delivered through respective executing agencies and Ehsaas strategy stipulates that their impact can be maximized through integrated beneficiary service delivery. To serve the purpose, the creation of the One Window Ehsaas for all social protection operations has been commenced that aims to assist beneficiaries of Ehsaas and reduce duplication and abuse. Overall, One Window Ehsaas envisages actions in five areas including creation of physical one-stop-shop centers, Ehsaas e-portal linking all Ehsaas services, Ehsaas Android app, Cognitive API Architecture approach and standardized beneficiary targeting. “In order to better identify and characterize Ehsaas beneficiaries, standardized beneficiary targeting is a point of convergence for all Ehsaas implementing agencies executing several social protection and poverty alleviation programmes”, said Dr Sania.