Distributes Cheques Worth Rs 65 Lakh Among The Beneficiaries
Srinagar – Minister for Social Welfare and Chairperson of J&K Sc, ST and Backward Development Corporation, Sakina Itoo today urged the Officers of the Corporation for making recoveries in a time bound manner and asked them to work with more zeal and dedication.
The Minister was addressing a huge gathering after distributing cheques worth Rs.65 lakh among the beneficiaries covered under National Safai Kramcharies Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC) & National Handicapped Finance & Development Corporation schemes at a one day Workshop Organized by J&K SC, ST, BC, Development Corporation. The workshop was sponsored by National Safai Kramcharies Finance and Development Corporation, New Delhi, GOI at Nageen Club Srinagar.
Highlighting the objective of the Corporation, Sakina said that main aim of the Corporation is upliftment of SC, ST, Backward classes, Safai Karamcharis/Manual Scavenger and people belonging to handicapped categories in Jammu and Kashmir. She said the Corporation is making continuous efforts to provide financial assistance and moral support to these Communities, so that the centuries old un-attended communities may be equally benefitted. She said the prime objective of the Corporation is to work for socio-economic and educational upliftment of its target group people including SC, ST, Backward, Notified Minorities, Safai Karamcharies and Handicapped and to provide them self employment avenues, so that they can become economically independent and self reliant members of the society.
The Minister directed the concerned officers to make all its efforts to reach out remote areas and share the necessary information about the various welfare schemes launched by the Government under the dynamic leadership of Omar Abdullah for their upliftment. She asked the officers that there should be no delay in providing loan facilities to the people of those categories falling under the schemes of the Corporation.
The Minister, meanwhile, complimented to officers who succeeded in achieving 90 percent recoveries and directed others to expedite their work on recovery. She also stressed for organizing the awareness camp to ensure more and more participation of those communities, who are not acquainted with these welfare schemes yet launched by JKSSBDC. She also appealed to the Central Government for early funding to these schemes, so that they may be implemented without any delay on the ground level.
Earlier, Sakina was briefed through power point presentation about the achievements of the Corporation during the current financial year. She was told that 320 persons have been benefitted and provided Rs.3.75 crore as financial assistance under various schemes like NSKFDC, Bank Tie-up scheme, Direct Financing /Educational loan scheme. She was also told that the Corporation has made recoveries worth Rs.2.30 crore during the current financial year.
The Workshop/Awareness Camp was attended by Managing Director, NSKFDC, New Delhi, . Lalit Kohli, Manager Projects, NSKFDC, . B.L Yado, Divisional
District Managers of Jammu and Kashmir State.
The Managing Director of the Corporation, . Ghulam Rasool Khan while highlighting the schemes/Programmes, informed that the Corporation is working as State Channelizing agency for the upliftment of SC, ST, Backward class, Notified National Minorities, Safai Kramcharis and Handicapped Categories in the State and also implementing welfare schemes in collaboration with Banks.
He said that the Education loan scheme was undertaken by the Corporation from 2011-12 and is available for all target groups categories student for pursuing professional and technical courses. He said that the Corporation has been undertaking various types skill development and training progammes by imparting training, to the candidates of the target groups to develop their skill and knowledge with a view to enhance their competence for wage employment or self employment.
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