Lahore: June 26, 2021
Dr. Sania Nishtar addressed a news briefing at Commissioner’s office in Lahore today. Talking to local media, she said that the Ehsaas survey is currently 95% complete in the country and will be ready by July 31, 2021. “To ensure the timely completion, Ehsaas has expedited the survey activities in four out of five Tehsils of Lahore.
Soon after survey completion, 30 Ehsaas registration desks will open across all five Tehsils of Lahore including the fifth Tehsil, Lahore Cantonment”, said Dr. Sania. Ehsaas registration desks, she informed, will facilitate self-registration of missed out households in the survey.
To gather data about the socio-economic status of households, Ehsaas is conducting a door-to-door survey all over the country. This is the first ever computer aided survey in the country to enrol deserving households in Ehsaas.
She then described that it is totally a paperless survey. Ensuring transparency and integrity in data collection, the entire survey process has been made end-to-end digital. The field teams are collecting the socio-economic data of households through an android based application. Later, Dr. Sania thanked district administration, government teachers and local media for their full cooperation in execution of the survey under Ehsaas.
She also urged them to create awareness among the masses, asserting that it is a free-of-cost survey and voluntary registration. Ehsaas survey teams are not authorized to charge any fee for surveying households. According to the Ehsaas policy, the results of survey will enable better targeting of households for Ehsaas programmes and initiatives. During the news briefing, Dr. Sania was also joined by Commissioner Lahore and Secretary Ismat Tahira.
Immediately followed by the news briefing, she made a visit to a local household on Dev Samaj Road, Sant Nagar area of Lahore to witness the process for survey registration. She also met members of the household that was being surveyed under Ehsaas and informed them about the purpose of the national socio-economic registry survey.
Further, Dr. Sania asked people to help the survey teams by sharing correct and true information when they arrive at their doorstep. “This is critical to ensure survey quality”, she emphasized.