Crescent Kashmir

Digitization of record

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There are huge archieves repositories in Srinagar and Jammu and the authorities are trying to hold such record in the heritage building of Mubarak Mandi.

In a recent review meeting Chief Secretrary of jammu and Kashmir informed that digitization of archival record has been completed in Jammu repository and in Kashmir repository, 50% digitization record has been digitized and going to be on boarded on web portal soon.

It was also said that as per survey of monuments in J&K conducted in 2009, 495 monuments were listed. Out of whom 46 monuments notified are under Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 (Central Act)  and being looked after by ASI while as 54 monuments have been notified under J&K Ancient Monuments Preservation Act, 1977.

Regarding the functioning of libraries it was given out that the Department runs 131 libraries across the UT including the SRS and SPS libraries of Jammu and Srinagar which are among 08 oldest libraries of the country housing around 14 lakh books, 5580 manuscripts and 85,650 registered members.

On taking stock of the working of the Tribal Affairs Department it was said that with the inclusion of new tribes ST population has increased to 23.38 Lacs, which constitutes approximately 19.06% of the total population.

The meeting discussed in detail the formulation of Tribal Sub-Plan and its impact on the ST population. It also takes peep into the status of Tribal Research Institute, construction of Tribal Bhawan, Tribal Museum, engagement of seasonal teachers under Samagara Shiksha.

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