DC Srinagar reviews implementation of social welfare schemes
SRINAGAR: In order to review the implementation of welfare measures for under privileged, vulnerable, down trodden and weaker sections of society and process of extension of benefits of various Government schemes by the Social Welfare Department, the Deputy Commissioner (DC), Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Saturday chaired an Officers meeting here at Meeting Hall of the DC Office Complex.
Additional District Development Commissioner Srinagar, Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Chief planning Officer, Mohammad Yaseen Lone, District Social Welfare Officer, Mukhtar Ahmad, besides other senior Officers and Officials of Social Welfare Department were present in the meeting.
At the outset, the Deputy Commissioner took a comprehensive review of beneficiary oriented schemes. On the occasion, the District Social Welfare Officer gave a detailed PowerPoint presentation and apprised the Deputy Commissioner about the functioning of the Department and implementation of schemes including providing of Scholarships, National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP), Integrated Social Security Scheme (ISSS), Marriage Assistance Scheme (SMAS), Saksham/SASCM, Prosthetic Aid, progress of survey for identification of eligible beneficiaries under ISSS/NSAP/NFBS/RMV, Bal Ashram & Nari Niketan, besides disbursement of pension through different Social Welfare schemes also came into discussion.
On the occasion, the DC was apprised that the amount to the tune of over Rs 70 crore disbursed among 61300 beneficiaries (pension cases) in Srinagar District under Integrated Social Assistance Scheme (ISSS) and National Social Assistance Programme (NASP).
During the meeting, the DC also took stock of the functioning of Bal Ashram and Nari Niketan at Shalimar. The DC was informed that 22 boy students are presently registered at the Bal Ashram while 11 girl students in Nari Niketan being provided free Boarding, Lodging, Education, Nutrition and Health care facilities to orphans enrolled in Primary, Middle and Higher classes. The DC was also given brief about the recent measures taken for strengthening both the centres including infrastructure upgradation, face lifting and creating facilities for the students at a cost of Rs 37 lakh.
The Deputy Commissioner also assessed the Data of Juvenile Justice Board (JJB) and was informed that as many as 795 cases were instituted before JJB, Srinagar out of which 432 cases were disposed off. It was also given out that 60 beneficiaries are receiving benefits under SACSM (Covid Orphaned children) and PM Care scheme.
The DC also took stock of the District Hub for Empowerment of Women (DHEW) and One Stop Centre (OSC), Women Helpline, in District Srinagar intended to support women affected by violence, in private and public spaces, within the family, community and at the workplace.
Regarding Rehabilitation of Militant Victims (RMV) under which monthly pension of Rs 1000 is given to Old persons, widows, physically challenged persons of BPL families, if primary bread earner is killed in militancy related violence, the DC was informed that as on date 306 beneficiaries are being provided benefits.
Speaking on the occasion, the DC called upon the Officers and other functionaries of the Social Welfare Department to work in a holistic and pro-active approach with utmost coordination among all wings of the Department to ensure efficient and effective implementation of all Social Security and Beneficiary-Oriented schemes in the District. He also asked the Officers for laying a special focus on cent per cent coverage under all Social Welfare schemes.
The DC said this is a collective responsibility of all of us to make sure that no eligible beneficiary is left behind. He stressed upon the Officers to take comprehensive measures to reach out to all eligible beneficiaries, besides making the welfare schemes easily accessible to the people so that all eligible beneficiaries of the District can reap the benefits of Government’s welfare schemes.