What is the PMT Score for Utility stores in Pakistan? Latest Update 2024

The Government of Pakistan, in collaboration with Utility Stores Corporation (USC), has launched a major program under the Benazir Income Support Program (BISP). This measure aims to reduce the burden on low-income families by providing essential food items at greatly discounted prices.

It was announced by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in August 2023. It gives wheat flour, ghee, sugar, beans, and rice subsidies to deserving families. Its management is done by BISP and USC. This program is available in more than 4000 utility stores across Pakistan.

What is the recommended PMT Score to get a subsidy from utility Stores?

Only people who are suffering from poverty and don’t have enough income to feed their families will benefit from this program. The recommended PMT Score is 40 or lower. If you have a PMT Score according to this criteria, you can get your subsidy at various utility stores.

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How to check your BISP PMT Score 2024?

To check your BISP PMT score online, please follow these simple steps:

  • Visit USC’s official website
  • Click on Tab.
  • Request a 13-digit CNIC number (no overlap).
  • Click on the Search button.
  • Your score on BISP PMT will appear.
  • If your PMT score is 40 or below, you are eligible. Those with higher score are currently eligible not.

Some extra benefits 

In addition to subsidies, the BISP-USC partnership will also be able to:

  • Distribution using USC’s store network.
  • Get clean, healthy, and hygienic food from USC.
  • Option to purchase subsidy-free food during your visit.
  • Improving nutrition for low-income families.

Eligibility Criteria

To qualify for discounts at the USC Store, applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Only families enrolled in the Benazir Income Assistance Program are eligible to apply. If you have not registered yet, please visit the nearest BISP Tehsil office to register.
  • To receive Invoice Store grants, your poverty score must be 40 or lower. PMT (Proxy Means Test) score is calculated by BISP based on your family’s income, expenses and assets.
  • To enroll in the program you must have a valid Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC).

Also Read: Big News! Online Registration for the BISP Card started in 2024 Latest Update 

Conclusion

BISP’s retail subsidy provides significant relief against inflation. Poor families can save money and buy quality food by reducing the prices of kitchen utensils. To receive the discount, applicants must meet eligibility criteria and PMT Score will be according to the limits set by the government of Pakistan and purchase from USC stores nationwide. The plan reflects the government’s commitment to the development of disadvantaged communities in Pakistan.

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