GoI clears funding for ICPS implementation in J&K

GoI clears funding for ICPS implementation in J&K

JAMMU: A proposal worth Rs 27.92 crore for funding Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) has been accepted by Project Approval Board (PAB) of the Ministry of Women & Child Development, GoI, which has also agreed to release a non-recurring grant of Rs 3 crore for financial year 2015-16.
According to an official spokesman, at the request of the State Government, the Central Government has also approved the establishment of Homes for Children with Special Needs at Srinagar and Jammu and has also agreed to consider upgrading   the existing Bal Ashrams and Children Homes managed by the State in different Districts and bringing them at par with ICPS norms in terms of staff and infrastructure.
Sanjiv Verma, Secretary Social Welfare, attended the meeting of the Government of India Project Approval Board (P.A.B) which met at Delhi on 4.3.2016.
It may be recalled that Governor N N Vohra, through a personal letter, had requested Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, Union Minister for Women & Child Development, for release of the grant due in 2015-16 for implementation of Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS) in the State and to also accord approval for establishing two new Homes for Children with special needs in J&K.

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