Srinagar: In order to review the implementation of welfare schemes run by ICDS & Social Welfare Department and extension of benefits of different Government schemes in District, a meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad here at Meeting Hall of the DC Office Complex.
At the outset, the Deputy Commissioner took a Project wise appraisal of the implementation of beneficiary-oriented schemes including Supplementary Nutrition Programme, Immunization, Referral Services, Pre School Education, Nutrition & Health Education and Health Checkup implemented by Integrated Child Development Service (ICDS) Programme in Srinagar District.
While reviewing the functioning of ICDS, the Chair was apprised about the functioning of the ICDS and targets achieved so far in improvement of Nutritional Status of Children from 0-6 years, Adolescent Girls, Pregnant Women and Lactating Mothers under POSHAN Abhiyaan through a detailed PowerPoint presentation.
The DC also reviewed implementation of Poshan Abhiyaan, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana (PMMVY) and Ladli Beti.
While reviewing the Status of Poshan Projects for 2023-24 in Srinagar, Batwara, Khanyar and Eidgah Projects, the DC was informed that as many as 33651 beneficiaries are being provided Nutrition in Srinagar District through 1183 Anganwari centers and expenditure of Rs 1.57 crore has been made during current financial year till date.
The DC was informed that under Ladli Beti Scheme, the financial assistance is being provided to beneficiaries through Jansugam portal and as on date as many as 5342 applications have been received of which 5022 applications stand forwarded to higher authorities for approval.
On the occasion, the Deputy Commissioner stressed on timely extension of benefits of different Government schemes to all genuine beneficiaries to ensure holistic development and adequate nutrition for pregnant women, mothers and children in the District.
The DC also emphasized on improved Nutrition & Health status of child 0-6 years, Reduce incidence of mortality, morbidity, mal-nutrition and school drop-outs. He also laid stress on enhancing the capability of the Mother and Family to look after the Health, Nutrition and Development needs of the Child to promote child development.
The DC 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 maximum beneficiaries of the district can acquire the benefits of all the Government launched welfare schemes. He also asked the officers to conduct capacity building programmes for Anganwari Workers in order to make them behave with registered children in a compassionate manner.
Similarly, the Deputy Commissioner also took a detailed review of the progress achieved by the Social Welfare Department in the implementation of National Social Assistance Program, Integrated Social Security Scheme, Scholarships, Prosthetic Aid and State Marriage Assistance(SMAS) like schemes launched for privileged, vulnerable, down trodden and weaker sections of society.
The District Social Welfare Officer, Srinagar through a PowerPoint presentation apprised the DC about the functioning of the Department and targets achieved so far. He informed that as many as 31471 pension cases(beneficiaries) have been registered under revised guidelines in Srinagar District under Integrated Social Assistance Scheme(ISSS) through which a monthly pension of Rs. 1000 is given to old age BPL persons, having age of 60 years for men and 55 years for women, persons having disability 40% or more and widows, divorcees and destitute having meagre source of income beneficiaries categories.
The meeting was also informed that as many as 14147 cases verified in the District are being provided scholarships under different categories including Post Matric Scholarship to Minority Students, Merit Cum Means Scholarship to Minority Students and Pre Matric Scholarship to Minority Students.
Similarly, under the State Marriage Assistance scheme, 1077 cases have been sanctioned and payments were disbursed among the beneficiaries. Under the scheme every household girl of marriageable age belonging to PHH/AAY category is eligible to receive marriage assistance of Rs 50000 after fulfilling eligibility conditions.
With regard to providing prosthetic Aids to the physically disabled persons, it was given out that during the current year 52 Motorized Tricycles, besides Hearing aids, Wheelchairs have been distributed among the beneficiaries of the District.
Likewise, the DC also took appraisal of UDID Cards (Unique ID for Persons with Disabilities) and was informed that 6792 UDID cards have been issued to beneficiaries in the District as on date.
During the meeting, the functioning of Mahila Shakti Kendra (MSK) and One Stop Centre also came under discussion. The DC asked the concerned Officers to ensure these centres are functioning properly to provide timely assistance to the needy women.
Among others the meeting was attended by Programme Officer, ICDS, Syed Sajad Qadri, Chief Planning Officer, Mohammad Yaseen Lone, District Social Welfare Officer, Dr Mukhtar Ahmad, Chief Education Officer, Mohammad Shabir, All CDPOs and Officers of Social Welfare Department.