Zewar-e-Taleem Program is the conditional cash transfer to the girl students enrolled in public sector schools in 16 districts with low literacy rate.
The Purpose of this initiative was to improve enrolment and retention in schools, besides addressing their nutritional requirements, essential for adolescent girls. Being disbursed through branchless banking system developed by PSPA. Rs.1000 monthly stipend is being given to the girls of government schools in Bahawalnagar, Bahawalpur, Bhakkar, Chinniot, DG Khan, Jhang, Kasur, Khanewal, Layyah, Lodhran, Muzaffargarh, Okara, Pakpattan, Rajanpur, Rahim Yar Khan and Vehari districts. The funds disbursement is on quarterly basis wherein funds are released on receipt of 80% attendance report from School Education Department. Students enrolled in grade 10 are automatically excluded from the Program upon completion of the academic session. The students dropped out of schools are also excluded from the Program.
The students enrolled in schools as a result of annual enrolment drive by School Education Department are getting this stipend upon successful biometric verification.Approximately, 700,000 students have been benefited up till June 2021.