JAMMU: The Board of Directors of Jammu and Kashmir Women’s Development Corporation (JKWDC) met here on Monday under the chairmanship of Minister for Social Welfare, Sajad Gani Lone.
Vice Chairperson, JKWDC and Minister of State for Health & Medical Education, Social Welfare and Housing & Urban Development Departments, Asiea Naqash, was also present in the meeting.
Sajad Lone, while addressing the meeting, appreciated JKWDC for its performance and quick clearance of various accounts in arrears since long.
The Minister stressed that JKWDC should take initiatives of preparing high end designs to compete international market after branding WDC products. He also emphasized upon creation of emporiums under the umbrella of the organization to provide the women with a common platform to exhibit and sell their products.
Asiea Naqash while highlighting the role of JKWDC in social economic development of women said that this organization has become a role model for other agencies dealing with employment of women. She added that the Corporation has successfully carried out its activities not only in cities and towns but also in the remote areas of the State.
She emphasized on giving due priority to the remaining uncovered areas so that women living there can also benefit from the schemes of the Corporation.
Managing Director JKWDC Dr Nadeed Soz informed the meeting as on date JKWDC has disbursed an amount of Rs. 138 crore and covered 15794 beneficiaries under various centrally and state sponsored schemes.
She also informed that JKWDC as a Vocational Training Provider imparted training to 5598 beneficiaries under various trades and provided an amount of Rs. 4.88 crore in favor of the Self Help Groups (SHGs) framed during training under government implemented Micro Finance Schemes.
Among other decisions the Board approved various pending administrative matters related to welfare of employees of the Corporation.
Secretary Social Welfare Department Sajad Ahmad Khan, Director BoD JKWDC Gazala Amin Noor, Director BoD JKWDC Dr. Neelofar Khan, Assistant Director Planning & Development besides various other officials were present in the meeting.