SRINAGAR: Minister for Social Welfare, ARI and Trainings, Ms. Sakina Itoo chaired a high level meeting of officers to review the functioning of various wings of Social Welfare Department and also took stock of physical and financial achievements registered by the department here today.
Addressing the meeting, Ms. Sakina impressed upon the officers to work for the benefit and upliftment of poor and deserving section of society. She said that various welfare schemes have been launched in the state for benefit and welfare of the targeted population and directed the concerned officers to ensure cent percent coverage of deserving people under various schemes.
Secretary Social Welfare Department, Mr. M. S Rather, Director Social Welfare Kashmir, Mr, Nisar Ahmad, Managing Director SC, ST, OBC Development Corporation, Mr. Y. P. Suman, Secretary Social Welfare Board, Mr. Aamir Ali, Secretary Pahari Advisory Board, Mr. Showkat Qazmi, Secretary Gujjar and Bakerwal Advisory Board, Mr. Khalil Poswal, Secretary OBC Advisory Board, Mr. Tanveer Ahmed, Secretary WDC, besides various senior officers were also present in the meeting.
The Minister was informed that there are three Pahari Girls Hostel with intake capacity of 50 each and one PG Hostel for Gujjar & Bakerwal students in Jammu and one Gujjar & Bakerwal Boys Hostel at Tehsil Chatroo in Kishtwar district which were made functional during the year 2013-14.
She was further informed that 168981 and 2996 students have been covered under pre and post-matric scholarship schemes by expending Rs. 13.66 and Rs. 2.32 cores were spent respectively by Pahari Advisory Board.
Secretary Social Welfare Board apprised that there are 696 crèche centres are running under RGNC Scheme and Centre Social Welfare Board has started online registration of NGOs for registering new proposals under e-AWEDAN on the Central Social Welfare Board website www.cswb.nic.in.
Ms. Sakina also called upon the officers to conduct awareness camp in far-off places of the state to make aware the people about the Centrally and State sponsored schemes so that people can get benefits of these schemes.