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All you need to know about new Ehsaas Waseela e Taleem Digital Program

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By Matthias Samuel

Prime Minister Imran Khan has launched the Waseela e Taaleem Digital Program under the banner of Ehsaas.

According to the Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety Dr. Sania Nishtar, the Ehsaas Waseela e Taleem Digital Program has been made into an end-to-end digital system.

Dr. Sania Nishtar said that the program has been around since 2012 in selected cities but now it is being expanded nationwide under the “Ehsaas Umbrella”.

she also said that the program encountered challenges in the past due to paper-based approach, low stipend amount, high administrative cost, weak compliance monitoring but all these are issues of the past with the digitization of the initiative.

The new Ehsaas Waseela e Taleem Digital Program ensures there are no false inclusions through the verification process done with the help of the Ehsaas National Socio-economic Registry.

The verification process also requires validating the B-form through an online connection with NADRA to ensure that no ghost child is entered in the system to misuse the program.

All information of students enrolled in the Ehsaas Waseela e Taleem Programme is archived with their pictures, admission slips, and all forms of related documentation.

According to Dr. Sania Nistha, “To ensure compliance, monitors don’t game the system and fill forms at home, the system asks them to verify their geolocation outside the school before filling attendance compliance forms.”

The stipend given to primary school children has also been revised as per the new Ehsaas policy.

According to her, the poorest families will be provided conditional cash grants of Rs 1,500 for boys and Rs. 2,000 for girls on a quarterly basis given that 70 percent attendance is maintained.

A total of Rs 80 billion will be spent on the education program in the next four years to address the problem of out of school children.

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