Nov 8, 2021 – Islamabad: Prior to the opening of Ehsaas Rashan registration portal, Dr. Sania briefed all regional officers of National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) on the modalities of Ehsaas Rashan Riayat programme. She explained the transparency and technology measures built in the design and roll out of the programme. President NBP, Chief Digital Officer, executive leadership and over 110 regional officers from all over the country joined the meeting. Ehsaas Rashan is being rolled out nationwide in partnership with NBP. Under the programme, a subsidy of Rs. 1,000 a month will be granted to each of the eligible 20 million families on the purchase of flour, cooking oil and pulses. As many as 2 million eligible families will be able to purchase Rashan from the designated Karyana stores of NBP on a 30% subsidy. The authorized Kiryana merchants having bank accounts will download ‘mobile Point of Sale’ (mPOS) App in their mobile phones through which they will ascertain the eligibility of the eligible buyers, click on the icons of essential commodities, and pass on the subsidy. “These technology measures have been developed to avoid manipulation and to checkmate abuse”, reiterated Dr. Sania.