KATHUA, MAY 17 – Deputy Commissioner, Ramesh Kumar, today chaired a meeting to review the physical and financial progress of “ Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” for the year 2016-17 besides finalizing the action plan for 2017-18.
During the meeting, the DC emphasized to keep track of previous year initiatives launched to arrest the adverse CSR more vigorously so that new action plan can be put in sync with the previous year`s activities to get desired results.
Besides other initiatives, DC laid stress on providing opportunities to women for enhancing their skills under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) and BADP to develop entrepreneurship among womenfolk besides making them self reliant. He also emphasized on providing legal aid to women regarding their rights in consultation with District Legal Committee and Police. He also advised District Officers to adopt villages having critical CSR so that concerted efforts should be put in place to improve the CSR in a focused manner.
To bring forth the talent of females in various fields, DC avowed to facilitate them on behalf of District Administration to reach higher goals and underlined the need of disseminating their success stories for inspiring others to achieve further in their life.
He further asked the officers to sensitize people at Panchayat level and create awareness by arranging mega camps so that they can be made aware of the ill effects of selective gender elimination besides animating the field staff through capacity building.
Brochures in local languages highlighting various women welfare schemes, awareness of PC- PNDT Act., consultation with lady doctor in far flung areas through Video Conferencing were few other proposals which were discussed threadbare.
DC directed District Panchayat Officer to take note of left out women headed families who were devoid of Individual Household Latrine(IHHL) should be given preference to construct IHHL and deliberated upon celebrating ‘Laadli Diwas’ on 9th of every month.
DC also added that as done earlier under PAHAL initiative, dedicated ring tone, Girl’s sports athletic meet at block and district level, sponsorship for poor girls for higher education/sports by corporate houses(PAROTSHAN), mega awareness camps at Tehsil and District level, award for best female performance in every field, girl of the month, signature campaign, baby shows, monitoring prohibition under PC-PNDT Act, toll-free women health helpline in the district hospital which helped in tweaking the CSR will remain continue in same spirit.
ADC, ACD, RTO, GM DIC, CEO Kathua MC, CMO and other District Officers were present in the meeting.