Jammu : Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Farooq Ahmed Khan today chaired a review meeting of the Social Welfare Department (SWD) to discuss the implementation of various Centrally Sponsored Schemes here at Civil Secretariat.The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary Social Welfare Department, Shailendra Kumar; Director General SWD Jammu, DG Women and child Development, Mission Directors of Integrated Child Development Services, CPS, SCST & BC Development Corporation and other senior officers. While as DG SWD Kashmir, all the Deputy Commissioners of J&K, Programme Officers and district Social Welfare Officers participated in the meeting through video conferencing.Speaking on the occasion, Advisor Khan urged the officers to create mass awareness regarding the schemes so that every eligible person would be benefited from these schemes.He also directed the Deputy Commissioners and Social Welfare officers to streamline all the flagship schemes under ICDS and their implementation in letter and spirit.He also stressed for physical and financial achievements of ICDS which include achievements under supplementary nutrition, cases pending due to various reasons to be settled within stipulated time frame.
The Advisor also directed for regular visits at every Anganwari Centres to monitor the nutrition being provided to children and asked the officials to work towards making every Anganwadi centre a model centre.The Advisor directed to make application forms available online in order to facilitate poor and destitute, and added that the system should be streamlined to ease the poor sections.He stressed finalization of all cases of widow pension, and other pension cases, scholarship schemes to students as early as possible. He asked the officials to work with missionary zeal as the department is catering to the poor and weaker sections of the society.The Advisor also reviewed the status of National Social Assistance Programme, One Stop Centre, Mahila Shakti Kendra and other pension and scholarship schemes.Earlier, Principal Secretary Social Welfare, Shailendra Kumar gave a brief about functioning of the department to the Advisor. He also informed him about the various pension and scholarship schemes being run by the Department.