Crescent Kashmir

Integrated mechanism

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Recently LG Manoj Sinha reviewed implementation of Social Welfare Schemes in UT of J&K.

He directed for a dedicated integrated mechanism for conducting awareness programmes and ensuring cases are reported, investigated and stringent action is taken. All possible assistance must be provided to those in distress, he added.

The meeting also discussed the welfare measures for persons with disabilities, Transgenders, old aged and senior citizens, SCs/STs, Pahari community and other beneficiaries.

Adequate attention and sensitivity required to increase employment opportunities for disadvantaged groups under SC,ST, OBC Development Corporation and Women Development Corporation and Self Employment Schemes so that they can be made equal partners in development.

He directed for impact assessment of rehabilitation efforts of the drug abuse victims. Create avenues for their self-employment, handholding for livelihood generations and capacity building to integrate them back into the society.

He instructed the Social Welfare Department to organize two Mega Camps for persons with disabilities, in collaboration with the Government of India, one each in Jammu and Kashmir divisions.

He further directed for involving Deputy Commissioners and PRI members for 100% saturation of disability certificates to all the eligible beneficiaries.

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