Bali calls for revamping functioning of SC/ST/Women Dev Corporations

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SRINAGAR, MAY 12: Minister for Social Welfare, Bali Bhagat today reviewed the functioning of SC/ST Corporation and State Women Development Corporation at a meeting held here today under his chairmanship.

Secretary Social Welfare, Sanjeev Verma, Managing Director, SC/ST Corporation, Y.P.Suman, Managing Director, State Women Development Corporation, Ms. Nahid Soz and other officers of the Social Welfare Department and Corporations were present in the meeting.

Expressing satisfaction over the functioning of these Corporations, the Minister exhorted upon the officers to double their efforts to achieve the targets. He said the mandate of both the organizations is to help and uplift the poor and downtrodden sections of the society and sincere efforts require to be made to achieve the objective.

While discussing various issues related to the improvement of Corporations, the Minister laid stress on streamlining the functioning and simplification of loaning procedure so that the poor beneficiaries can avail the financial assistance without any difficulty. He called upon the officers to reach out to the poor beneficiaries at their doorstep to extend the benefits of the schemes by organizing awareness camps in the rural areas. He also stressed the need for ensuring accountability, transparency while implementing various Central Sponsored Schemes.

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The Minister assured full support from the Government in ensuring various reformative measures to further revamp the functioning and make the Corporations more vibrant and result oriented. On the issue of recovery of loans, the Minister called for stepping up of efforts to realize the recovery and initiating action against the chronic defaulters.

Both the MDs briefed the Minister about the activities of the Corporations and steps proposed to further improve their functioning.