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Government’s special urban outreach programme sees outstanding achievement in Srinagar

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SRINAGAR : The day two of the government’s two-day special urban outreach programme My Town My Pride saw greater number of activities with larger public participation at all eight identified locations where it was held in Srinagar.

In an important achievement banks in the district issued disbursement orders in favour of 160 cases of self-employment involving an aggregate amount of 2.2 crore rupees. The disbursement orders were issued out of a total of 221 sanctioned cases involving an amount of 3.8 crore rupees.

In another notable achievement the District Industries Centre Srinagar distributed 18 sponsorship certificates under the Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme or PMEGP amounting to around 110 lakh rupees.

“Service delivery at doorsteps” which was a main objective of the special outreach programme was a key highlight of this unique government initiative in Srinagar where hundreds to thousands of eligible persons were provided relevant services in the spot.

More than 3000 eligible beneficiaries were covered under pension schemes including the National Social Assistance Programme and the Integrated Social Security Scheme during the two-day programme. While 1586 persons were enrolled under the NSAP 1431 persons were enrolled under the ISSS.

Several other important enrolments of eligible beneficiaries were also made on the occasion of the programme — notably those under the Ayushman Bharat scheme under which nearly 1100 eligible beneficiaries were enrolled enabling them to now take advantage of the government’s healthcare assistance programme.

During this special outreach programme in Srinagar over 3000 different kinds of certificates and documents were also issued on the spot to eligible persons.

While some 1500 persons were issued domicile certificates some 340 eligible persons were issued different category certificates during the programme.

More than 500 eligible persons with special needs were also issued disability certificates during the two-day programme during which over 470 persons were also issued relevant revenue papers.

Over 300 eligible beneficiaries were also issued Kisan Credit Cards during the programme in Srinagar. Some 150 birth certificates were also issued during the programme.

Of over 800 grievances received over the course of the outreach programme from across Srinagar over 400 were disposed off on the spot. The remaining grievances will be forwarded to concerned quarters for timely redressal.

The programme also offered services wherein eligible students were registered under scholarship schemes and ration cards of residents were seeded with Aadhaar to enable them to avail relevant facilities.

It is notable that over 33 thousand students have been covered under different scholarship schemes so far this fiscal in Srinagar. The Aadhaar seeding of ration cards of Srinagar residents stands at around 18 thousand as on date.

The programme was held at identified locations in eight different areas of Srinagar including at Lal Chowk, Zakura, Safakadal, Primpora, Hyderpora, Karan Nagar, Zadibal and Nigeen. More than 45 departments had established their stalls at each of these locations as part of this special urban outreach programme aimed at providing service delivery at doorsteps and on-spot redressal of grievances

Designated visiting officers held meetings with members of public and civil society and made field visits in all these areas to make an on-spot assessment of local concerns and process resolutions and authority delivery of required services on the spot.

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