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April 3, 2021

‘Ehsaas’ survey completed by 78%: Sania

Islamabad

April 3, 2021

Islamabad : ‘Ehsaas’ survey is 78 per cent complete and will be finished by June this year, said Senator Dr. Sania Nishtar, Special Assistant to Prime Minister, in a press statement issued on Friday.

She said that work on the new ‘Ehsaas’ National Socio-economic Registry survey has been accelerated all over the country so that data can be gathered about the socioeconomic status of households for complete coverage, targeting of poor and identification of potential beneficiaries. This is the first ever computer aided survey that continues in various districts across the country to enrol deserving households in ‘Ehsaas’.

The ‘Ehsaas’ survey is currently 78 per cent complete in the country and is progressing smoothly to accomplish by June 2021. So far, the phase-wise survey has been completed in 65 districts and is currently underway in 88 districts. Further, enumerators are undergoing technical training in 07 districts (including Upper Chitral, Skardu, Ghanche, Kharmang, Hunza, Shigar, Astore) and in these districts, survey will be launched soon.

According to the inclusive social protection policy of ‘Ehsaas’, the results of survey will facilitate proper targeting of poor households across the country for the multitude of ‘Ehsaas’ initiatives. To ensure transparency and integrity in data collection, the entire survey process has been made end-to-end digital. The field teams are going door to door to collect the data of households at the doorstep through an android based application.

A new survey model has been developed to conduct the survey in AJK, Gilgit-Baltistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa including newly merged districts (erstwhile FATA) and several other areas of the country. The new model is centred on the fast-track approach to implement the survey in collaboration with provincial school education departments under the technical supervision of ‘Ehsaas’. “Owing to the technical nature of computerized ‘Ehsaas’ survey, massive training of master trainers, trainers, enumerators, and supervisors is an important element of the ‘’ survey methodology. This is also critical to ensure survey quality”, stated Dr. Sania Nishtar.

“Ehsaas survey is free of cost and enumerators are not authorized to charge any fee for carrying out survey of households. This is entirely an apolitical survey being carried on a paperless approach. To get registered in ‘Ehsaas’, households should cooperate with the survey teams and share correct data when the survey teams visit them.”

According to ‘Ehsaas’ strategy, as the door-to-door survey reaches a 70% completion in a Tehsil, a registration desk is opened enabling missing households desirous of benefitting from ‘Ehsaas’ to register themselves. To-date, desks have been opened in every Tehsil of 60 Districts in total. These desks are facilitating those households to register themselves that were missed during the survey.