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The Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs, through the Department of Project Management and Monitoring, with technical assistance of ICTA, has prepared a single window for an Integrated Social Welfare Register, based on the recipient’s unique NIC, for all handouts from Ministries, Provincial Councils and Local Authorities.Currently 80% of data has been uploaded to the system and further refining is in progress.

“Once the program is completed, it will be very useful in streamlining social welfare handouts, better targeting and reducing ‘ghost’ beneficiaries, if any. The introduction of the Adhaar program in India, with a unique number for all social payment beneficiaries, has resulted substantial elimination of ghost beneficiaries,” the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement.