State govt to fund marriages of daughters in BPL families

Jammu, December 02: In a very good initiative, the state government from now on has decided to fund the marriage of all the daughters in the BPL families across the state. The decision was taken during the cabinet meeting held recently in the civil secretariat in Jammu.

As per sources, the meeting was convened by Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed who directed the State Social Welfare Department to take care of the marriages of girls who belong to BPL families.

The sources said that it was the first cabinet meeting held in years where there were no discussions of placements and transfers of government officials. Rather, the people present in the meeting discussed and approved a series of policy initiatives for the welfare of the people of the state.

Besides, the cabinet has also approved a major policy note on the skill training across the state during the meeting. There was also a decision taken towards the fast completion of cluster universities in the state. These universities will have financial autonomy that will help them implement projects fast.

Also, the cabinet during the meeting decided that the budget session will start from January 18 and the budget proposals for 2015-16 will be presented on January 23.

Apart from this, the cabinet is understood to have approved the National Food Security Act. It is also being implemented from February 2016.

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