Chief Minister Insaf Imdad Cash Assistance Programme 2020

Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) Punjab has issued the official Notification letter on 4th April, 2020 in connection with chief minister Insaf Imdad cash assistance programme 2020.

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Government of Punjab in collaboration with Federal Government is launching an emergency cash assistance programme named as Chief Minister Insaf Imdad Programme to help the vulnerable families who have lost their livelihood, due to the lockdown / shutdown imposed to arrest the relentless spread of Corona Covid-19 Pandemic. Through this programme onetime special cash assistance of Rs.12,000 per family for 2.5 million vulnerable and most affected families in Punjab will be delivered.

Eligibility Criteria

i). Loss of livelihood due lo lockdown/shutdown.

ii). Poor and vulnerable affected by Covid-19 Lockdown / Shutdown.

iii). Head of household (HoH) as per NADRA to be the recipient.

iv). Resident of Punjab as per CNIC


Any head of the household will any of the following features will not be eligible for this cash assistance.

1. Beneficiaries of:

i). BISP/PSPA/CAT1/CAT2 Ehsaas Programmes

ii). Zakat

iii). Bait-ul-Maal

iv). EOBI pensioners

v). Land/Property owner

vi). Vehicle owner (other than motorcycle/Rikshaw/Qinqi)

2. Government, Semi-Government and Autonomous Bodies employees & Pensioners

3. Paying average utility bills more than Rs.10,000 monthly

4. If any member of the family has visited abroad

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Registration Mechanism:

Applicants are required to provide their (i) Name, (ii) CNIC number, (iii) Mobile Number, (where he intends to receive the aforementioned cash assistance) through any of the following modes (Annexure A):





SMS (Imdad, CNIC, Mobile No, Full Name) 8070 Mobile
2 Download “Insaf Imdad App” from Google Play store


Fill the form available on website


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Moreover, if any applicant who is not the beneficiary of any ongoing Ehsaas Kafalat Programme, provides his/her particulars on Ehsas android application, the same will also be considered for this programme on the aforementioned criteria. Therefore, the applicants are not required to visit any Government of rice for Inclusion of their particulars for this programme. The last date for submission of Applications is 7th April, 2020

Verification Process

The Particulars received by the PITS directly from the applicants or BISP/Ehsas programme will be analyzed/filtered Juxtaposed With eligibility criteria mentioned above in conjunction with the data base maintained by NADRA and other relevant partner entitles. Afterwards, PITS will share the lists of eligible beneficiaries with respective District Administrations for verification of their antecedents by the respective District committee.

The District committee will send back verified lists to PITB to finally intimate the eligible beneficiaries through SMS message on the registered mobile number and initiate payment process under intimation to PDMA for provision of funds to Banks / Telcos. The applications rejected by the District Committee could be presented before the Grievances Redressal Committee by the aggrieved person. PITS will also share lists of ineligible applicants with Divisional and District Administrations with grounds of rejection under intimation to PDMA.

PDMA Will maintain close coordination with PITB, NADRA, Banks, Telcos District Administrations and all other partner entities.

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Mode of Delivery of the Cash Assistance:

1. The cash assistance Will be delivered to the eligible head of the household through Easy Paisa


2. Cash disbursement camp sites/sale points proposed by the District administrations

The Deputy Commissioners are required to provide the information of designated camp sites/sale points in each Tehsil of their respective Districts. The same information has already been solicited from the Districts vide PDMA Letter No. Covid-19-
2020/241/F&P dated 3rd April 2020 (Annex-B).

Grievances Redressal Mechanism:

Grievances will be entertained vide online appeals through PITS Application or direct references to the Commissioners/Deputy Commissioners/Assistant Commissioners. In case the grievance applications are submitted at Tehsil or District level, the same will be conveyed to the Divisional Commissioners for further disposal through grievance redressal committee consisting of following:

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i. Divisional Commissioner (Chairman)

ii. Any Co-opted Member by the Chair (Member)

The grievance redressal committee would decide the matter preferably in a week. The decision of the committee shall be final. The cases approved by the committee will be forwarded to PITB for further processing.

In view of the preceding paragraphs, It IS, requested to please make all necessary arrangements for smooth disbursement of Chief Minister Insaf Imdad Cash assistance programme 2020. PDMA will provide continuous coordination with all stakeholders of the Programme. Mr. Hameed Ullah Malik (Contact No.0300-8608687) is nominated as Focal Person for smooth execution of the Chief Minister insaaf imdad cash assistance programme.

Chief Minister Insaf Imdad Cash Assistance Programme 2020

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