USAID, NADRA to assist conflict victims
ISLAMABAD: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)- funded Conflict Victims Support Program, CVSP, in collaboration with the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA), to extend a unique income generation opportunity to the first five conflict victims in KP and FATA by providing them training, equipment and franchise license to become e-Sahulat agents in their respective villages.
The NADRA's e-Sahulat is a service that enables the Government of Pakistan to collect utility payments online across the country. In addition to being trained and being licensed by NADRA to operate as an agent, e-Sahulat agents must have access to a computer, a printer and an internet connection to qualify. The E-Sahulat agents are able to work from home and earn an income by receiving a percentage of each processed transaction. Under this partnership, CVSP provided the equipment needed to become an agent while NADRA provided the training and licensing.
The first group to receive the equipment and training is a test group that will help refine the plan. The results will then be used to expand the program to include 50 more beneficiaries. This collaboration comes as part of USAID's initiative to foster sustainable models of the Public-Private Partnership. NADRA is promoting the expansion of e-Sahulat as a way to improve the collection of utility bills in remote areas or those suffering from security risks. -APP