DoTA J&K conducts first-ever Tribal Migratory Survey for Nomadic Tribe
SRINAGAR: The Department of Tribal Affairs (DoTA) J&K has conducted first ever Tribal Migratory Survey for Nomadic Tribe in J&K UT after independence through different Deputy Commissioners of the UT and also provided 200 Vehicles for the transportation of these nomadic families from Jammu to Srinagar and vice versa.
This was stated by the Nodal Officer/Coordinator, Javaid Ahmad Parray in a one-day Awareness camp cum Training Seminar held at Government Women’s College M.A Road Srinagar.
The camp was attended by DDC, BDC Members; ADDC Srinagar, Zahoor Ahmad Mir; Chief Education Officer Srinagar, Majid Ahmad Kohli; Deputy Chief Education Officer, Gulshana Akhter; Principals of various GDCs, ITIs, Polytechnic Colleges, ZEO’s & INO’s of various Educational Institutions of Srinagar District.
Speaking on the occasion the Nodal Officer/Coordinator said that the Department had made all 30 Hostels functional and 25 more Hostels will be made functional by end of the March 2023 with the aim that more and more ST students who belong to far-flung and backward areas can avail the facilities provided by the Department.
He said that the Department will open one EMRS (Eklavya Model Residential School) in each District of the J&K UT, EMRS is in house Boarding School where from 1st to 12th can avail the Education facilities on 100 percent Government Expenditure. He said that at present 05 EMRS are functional in the UT.
The Nodal Officer/Coordinator said that the Department has also expanded the network of other developmental activities in all districts of J&K such as the inclusion of 180 Villages in Jan Abhiyan, the establishment of Cluster Tribal Model Villages, upgradation of Schools in Tribal areas, upgradation of Primary Health Centers, establishment and construction of new PHC’s, Schools, Community Halls, Transit accommodations, providing of Smart Cards to Nomadic Tribal, etc.
He further said that the aim of these awareness camps is not only to participate but to educate or aware the students about the different Scholarship Schemes and their benefits.
Speaking on the occasion the ADDC Srinagar, Zahoor Ahmad Mir said that such type of awareness camps provides opportunities for the community to avail and receive information about the policies and programmes of the Government.
He said that this kind of awareness programmes also provides opportunities to receive feedback from the general public regarding the actions and agendas of the authorities.
The Chief Education Officer Srinagar, Majid Ahmad Kohli stressed and put the responsibilities to the Headmaster/Principals and INOs for making 100 percent inclusion of the ST students falling under their jurisdiction so that they can timely avail the benefit of the Scholarship Schemes.
The convener of the programme, Reyaz Ahmad Shah gave a brief introduction to the Schemes being implemented by the Department.
The technical team comprising Javeed Ahmad Baba and Liyaqat Ali briefed and provided on-spot training to the participants regarding National Scholarship Portal.