Government of Punjab has announced the Ehsaas Bahimat Buzurg Program 2021 Registration will be start after 23rd November, 2020. After the start of registration process through the newly launch program Bahimat Buzurg Program, all the old age senior citizens will be facilitated through Social pension with amount of Rs. 2000 by the Punjab Govt. Senior citizens will be able to get a stipend of Rs. 2,000 per month.
Under the Bahimat Buzurg Program, Rs 2,000 per month will be given to the beneficiaries having a poverty score below 20. In the beginning, Rs 2 billion have been allocated for the Program spearheaded by the Punjab Social Protection Authority (PSPA), and it will benefit 125,000 people in Punjab who are not in receipt of other social assistance programs.
Chief Minister Punjab and Chairperson Ehsaas Punjab Program Sardar Usman Buzdar inaugurated the Bahimat Buzurg Program under Punjab Social Protection Authority.Addressing a function held on Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said that the initial amount of Rs. 2 billion would be distributed by the Punjab government to 150,000 senior citizens through Bahimat Buzurg Program Cards.
Bahimat Buzurg Program 2020-21 – Eligibility Criteria
- Only elderly people living below the poverty line of 18, 16 and 30 will be included in this Bahimat Buzurg Program while only one person in the family will be eligible.
- Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said that deserving senior citizens aged 65 years and above across Punjab would be given a monthly stipend of Rs 2,000 rupees.
- Women will be given priority in the program In the absence of a woman, her elderly husband will be entitled to a stipend.
In case of social pension, Rs. 6,000 will be given every three months. Registration camps will be set up at every tehsil level of the province. In view of the coronavirus, less than 150 people should be called to the centre daily.
Three registration centres have been set up in Multan district including Aligarh College Gulgasht, Committee Hall Shujaabad and Jinnah Hall Jalalpur Parwala Centers. A meeting was held yesterday under the chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Amir Khattak to review the arrangements for registration in Multan District. Addressing the gathering, Deputy Commissioner Amir Khattak said that the registration process for the Bahimat Buzurg Program would continue for three months.
A mechanism should be set up to call people from a single union council or circle daily and police / civil defence volunteers should be deployed in the registration centre. The staff of Bank of Punjab and Social Welfare Department will be deployed in the registration centre, ATM cards will be issued to senior citizens instead of cash.
How To Apply For Ehsaas Bahimat Buzurg Program 2020-21
All the eligible senior citizens can apply after 23 November, 2020.