Official panel headed by Secretary Tribal Affairs Department to workout outsourcing modalities

Govt to outsource Gujjar, Bakerwal hostels

SRINAGAR, OCTOBER 23: The Government has decided to outsource all the Gujjar and Bakerwal Hostels in the State to provide better facilities to the tribal students putting up in these boarding houses.

Stressing the need for timely disbursement of scholarships among tribal students, the Minister directed the Director Tribal Affairs Department to take up the matter with Jammu and Kashmir Bank authorities to expedite the sanctioning of bursaries so that the beneficiaries get their due in time.

Zulfkar also called for conducting a special survey of Tribal population in the state covering all aspects including their socio-economic status. He said district-wise committees headed by Concerned Deputy Commissioners would be entrusted with the job of this special survey.

Minister said the state government is committed to uplift the socio-economic condition of the tribal population and education is the primary sector which guarantees overall development of the marginalized sections of the society.

The meeting was attended by Secretary Tribal Affairs Department, Secretary Gujjar & Bakerwal Advisory Board, Financial Advisor Tribal Affairs department and other officers of the department.

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