SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir government will soon create 379 positions under Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) for which a proposal of Rs 27 crore has been cleared already.
To implement Juvenile Justice Act/Rules across the state a daylong training was organised by the government in collaboration with UNICEF for district child protection officers in Jammu on ICPS.
District protection officers from all districts of Jammu division along with staff members of Directorate of Social Welfare Jammu attended the training.
Speaking on the occasion, Vandhana Kandhari of UNICEF talked about the mapping of homes done recently in the state.
“J&K has a unique context of institutional infrastructure in the state. There is a need to ensure regulation, registration and certification of these homes as per J&K Juvenile Justice Act 2013,” she said.
Tariq Ali, special secretary to Government Social Welfare department, said that he had made it a mission to ensure that ICPS comes to the state and children benefits from various services, which will be provided under the scheme.
Abdul Majid Butt discussed about the fund flow under the flagship scheme ICPS and highlighted the role and responsibilities of DCPOs. Premoday Khakha and Hilal Bhat, UNICEF J&K, shared technical and budgetary provisions of the scheme.