Through the Social Welfare Department, the government of Jammu and Kashmir is trying to bring a lot of changes in the lives of children in general and among those who need help from the government in particular.
There are a lot of schemes being implemented on the ground in Jammu and Kashmir by the Social Welfare Department. In this direction recently the Chief Secretary reviewed the functioning of the Social Welfare Department in order to know about the implementation of the different schemes on the ground.
He directed the IEC campaign for promoting Child Helpline and rigorous monitoring of children’s health through Poshan Tracker.
The Social Welfare Department has conducted a comprehensive verification drive and found the orphans of COVID victims (693) to be safe. The Chief Secretary directed the Department to get all eligible children registered for assistance from the Central Government.
ICPS has so far registered 102 Child Care Institutions (CCIs) and is running a helpline number 1098 to ensure necessary assistance to minor children who are in need of care and protection.
He directed the Department to ensure that all residential homes for minor children obtain required registrations before 31st December 2021 after which no such home will be allowed to function without complying with the Government norms and guidelines. Further, the Department was asked to undertake an extensive IEC campaign to popularize the child helpline 1098 to facilitate reporting of cases of child neglect and cases of children in need of assistance.