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JAMMU - To sensitize the field functionaries associated with the registration of Birth and Death events about various aspects of Civil Registration System (CRS)/Vital Statistics in district Jammu, workshop on Civil Registration System (CRS) was organized by Directorate of Economics & Statistics, J&K in collaboration with Registrar General of India (RGI), here today.
Director Economics and Statistics, B.R. Lachotra was the chief guest on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Director E&S, B.R. Lachotra threw light on the need and importance of Civil Registration System. He asked the field functionaries to keep their activities at maximum for timely and accurately registration of death, birth and other related events to ensure full achievement adding that such practices are vital for equitable and sustained development of our state as well as nation.
He apprised that the civil registration system is of utmost importance for faster, sustainable and inclusive growth of nation besides future planning in general and to ensure timely implementation of state and centrally sponsored schemes in the Health sector. He said that vital statistics has pivotal role in improving healthcare and implementation of flagship programmes adding that development in long run is only possible if all the aspects of health sector are properly addressed. He said that in rural and far-off pockets chowkidars have incredible role in providing accurate birth and death records to the concerned authorities.
Lachotra also underlined the need to involve anganwadi, Asha workers, village level health committees, police and other organizations at grass root level for spreading awareness among the rural populace about the importance of registration of births and deaths in fixed time period. He said focus has been laid to modernize the CRS in rural and inaccessible areas by providing adequate and highly trained staff.
Later, necessary training was also imparted on the dealing assistants of designated Registration Units (Births and Death) and village Chowkidars by the resource persons of Directorate of Economics and Statistics, J&K and District Statistical Agency, Jammu.
The participants also stressed for organizing such workshops in future for creation of awareness among the civil society, besides sensitizing the stake holders for improving Civil Registration System in the state.
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