Ehsaas Emergency Cash
Ehsaas Emergency Cash program has been launched by the Prime Minister on April 1, 2020 in the context of the economic hardship being experienced by the vulnerable due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. The financial assistance under the program is meant to help them buy rations so that they don’t go hungry. The program covers more than 15 million families; 12,000 per family, total budget Rs. 203 billion. An SMS campaign is the entry point to identify these beneficiaries. To check eligibility for emergency cash, people can send their CNIC numbers to 8171 till April 19, 2020. For the ease of applicants, Emergency Cash application/registration web-portal has also been developed to check eligibility. Those who are being asked to contact District Administration (through SMS) can register themselves at the application/registration web-portal without visiting the office till April 19, 2020.
SMS Service: To check your eligibility to benefit from the initiative, please send your CNIC number to 8171 till April 19, 2020.
Web-portal for Registration: The Ehsaas Emergency Cash web-portal for application/registration can be accessed here till April 19, 2020.
Helpline: For queries and complaints about this initiative, please call helpline: 0800-26477.
Ehsaas Emergency Cash Portal to facilitate beneficiaries in last 15 days: To facilitate easy payments to eligible beneficiaries with biometric issues in last 15 days, the web-portal has been opened to solicit applications. The portal can be accessed here.
Web-portal for checking eligibility: To check eligibility under Ehsaas Emergency Cash, all applicants registered through 8171 or PM’s COVID-19 Fund Portal can access the portal here.
Information Portal relating to disbursements
To explore real time information relating to Ehsaas Emergency Cash disbursements and number of beneficiaries served in each of categories with provincial, district and tehsil wise breakdowns, the portal can be navigated here.
|Details in English|
|Program Statement that influentials can record in their own voice for their people.||Download|
|Information Portal Brief||Download||Download|
|Ehsaas Emergency Cash Report authored by SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar||Download|
|List of campsites and bank branches for Ehsaas Emergency Cash payments||Download|
|Ehsaas Cash Package for all villages on the Line of Control (AJK)||Download||Download|
Videos about the program
Explanatory video: Details of the program can be watched here.
Instructional video on Ehsaas Emergency Cash Registrations: To learn about registration process, the instructional video can be watched here.
Instructional video on Ehsaas Information Portal: To learn about how to explore real time disbursements’ information available on the Ehsaas Information Portal, the video can be watched here.
Instructional video on solution to biometric issues: To learn about the newly introduced supplementary payment solution to serve Ehsaas Emergency Cash beneficiaries with defying biometric identification, the video can be watched here.
Television Commercial: The television commercial of Ehsaas Emergency Cash program can be watched here.
Instructional video for families of dead beneficiaries: To learn about the newly introduced mechanism for families of dead beneficiaries, the video can be watched here.
Explanatory video on Ehsaas Know Your Status Portal: To learn about how to check your final eligibility status under Ehsaas Emergency Cash through’ Know Your Status Web-Portal’, the video can be watched here.
Instructional video on Ehsaas Emergency Cash – Facilitation Portal: To learn about the process for eligible beneficiaries with biometric issues to submit online applications on the facilitation portal, the video can be watched here.
Press Conferences and Media Briefings
|Press Conferences and Media Briefings||Date||Link|
|SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar’s Press Conference on expansion in the budget of Ehsaas Emergency Cash along with Information Minister, Shibli Faraz||July 16, 2020||Watch here.|
|Prime Ministers’ televised media talk with senior journalists in Karachi together with Governor Sindh, Imran Ismael, Minister for Maritime Affairs, Syed Ali Zaidi and SAPM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar.||June 17, 2020||Watch here.|
|The Innovation Dividend, a podcast interview of SAPM Dr. Sania Nishtar on Ehsaas Emergency Cash hosted by UNDP’s Regional Innovation Center for Asia Pacific.||May 28, 2020||Watch here.|
|Prime Minister’s televised media briefing on Government’s COVID-19 response together with Federal Minister for Planning and Development, Asad Umar, Federal Minister for Education, Shafqat Mahmood, Federal Minister for Industries and Production, Hammad Azhar, Special Assistant to the PM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Minister of State for Health, Dr. Zafar Mirza and Special Assistant to the PM on National Security, Dr. Moeed Yusuf.||May 15, 2020||Watch here.|
|Prime Minister’s televised media briefing together with SAPM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar and Minister for Industries and Production, Hammad Azhar at the launch of PM’s COVID-19 relief fund: application web-portal||May 2, 2020||Watch here.|
|Prime Minister’s televised media briefing on Government’s measures to tackle COVID-19 lockdown and Ehsaas Emergency Cash together with SAPM on Social Protection and Poverty Alleviation, Dr. Sania Nishtar, Minister for Planning and Development, Asad Umar, Minister for Industries and Production, Hammad Azhar, Special Assistant to the PM on Health, Dr. Zafar Mirza and PM’s Focal Person on COVID-19, Dr. Faisal Sultan||April 30, 2020||Watch here.|
|Ehsaas Press Conference on the release of Ehsaas Emergency Cash Information Portal||April 24, 2020||Watch here.|
|Ehsaas Press Conference to answer frequently asked questions about ongoing payments under Ehsaas Emergency Cash||April 23, 2020||Watch here.|
|Ehsaas Press Conference on Ehsaas Emergency Cash Call Centre and helpline||April 12, 2020||Watch here.|
|Ehsaas Press Conference on Ehsaas Emergency Cash program||April 5, 2020||Watch here.|