Div Com Kashmir takes departmental review of Employment, Social Welfare departments
Directs for updation of database of registration portal, delist old registrations as per guidelines
SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri today took the departmental review of the Employment Department and Social Welfare Department regarding the implementation of schemes, activities performed, execution of projects, deliverables and overall functioning, here.
The meetings were attended by the Directors along with the concerned officers.
The Director of Employment while briefing about the responsibilities of his department presented a detailed PowerPoint Presentation wherein he gave an overview regarding conducting job fairs, establishing of interface between job seekers and job providers, and SMS intimation to the registered unemployed youth.
The meeting discussed career counselling, the introduction of skill imparting courses, the collection of data on unemployment in the UT etc.
On the occasion, Div Com directed the Director of Employment to integrate the departmental portal with the national portal and on the major portals offering job updates to the youth. He also directed for creation of an Employment Cell to upload daily updates of jobs on the portal.
Besides, Div Com exhorted for authentication of the data on the portal and delisting the old registrations as per the provisions of the related Act. He instructed the concerned to make Aadhar-linked registrations on the portal.
In another meeting, Director Social Welfare also presented a PPT to inform the meeting about Pension Schemes, Integrated Social Security Scheme, PM Young Achievers Scholarship Award Scheme (PM –YASASVI), Pre-Matric Scholarship for OBC, EBC and DNT Students, Post-Matric Scholarship for OBC, EBC and DNT Student, Special Assistance Scheme for COVID Mortalities (SASCM/ SAKSHAM) and State Marriage Assistance Scheme.
It was informed that 18676 cases were sanctioned under the State Marriage Assistance Scheme, and 230 Pension cases and 247 scholarships have been sanctioned under SASCM.
The meeting deliberated on various deliverables including Geo-tagging of all established CCIs, the Creation of an Advisory Board for PWDs, the Constitution of UT level Senior Citizen Council, the Operationalisation of Special Schools for Children with Disability in Kashmir, CCIs to be re-modelled with the best living conditions for the children.
Establishment of DDACs in more districts through District Red Cross Societies subject to the approval of GoI, Establishment of DDRC in all districts, Proper functioning of Old Age Homes in all districts, and Saturation of Retrofitted Scooties and Artificial Limbs to all eligible PWDs are also discussed.
Addressing the meeting, Div Com directed the Director of Social Welfare to address old age pension cases at the earliest besides he instructed him to establish Drug De-addiction Centres through registered NGOs to eliminate the drug menace.