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Ayushman Bharat: Bandipora Admin mulls action against non-performing CSC

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BANDIPORA, DEC 30: Deputy Commissioner Bandipora Dr Shahid Iqbal Chowdhary Sunday said the government will take action against the Common Service Centre (CSC) operators who showed poor performance in registration of beneficiaries under Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY).
He also announced a cash reward of Rs 50,000, Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively for the first three best performers of the district.
Deputy Commissioner announced this while chairing a review meeting to review the progress of Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) at Mini-secretariat Bandipora.
Chief Education Bandipora Munshi Javed, Chief Medical Officer Dr Bilkees Mir, District Statistical and Evaluation Officer Bandipora, Lead District Manager Bandipora Imitiyaz Ahmad Khan, Block Medical Officers, Block Development Officers, Nodal Officer ISM, representative from BSNL, CSC operators and other concerned officials attended the meeting.
The meeting was informed that some CSCs are not cooperating with the department for registration of beneficiaries that has lead to delay in the completion of the task.
Dr Choudhary said the administration has already passed the directions to CSCs and Khidmat centres to do registration process exclusively at the centres till the task is completed. He asked the Health officials to provide a list of non-performing CSCs so that action is taken against them. He said the government will cancel the registration of such CSCs.
He also appreciated the performance of various CSCs and announced a cash reward for them. He said certain CSCs have done a wonderful job despite all odds and adversities in Gurez, Sumbal and Hajin areas.
Earlier the meeting discussed threadbare the progress of the registration of beneficiaries and social mobilization to create awareness about the scheme. Dr Choudhary directed to remove all the bottlenecks that hinder the pace of registration process and on spot directions were passed to provide all requisite facilities to the field staff and CSC operators to ensure that the households are enrolled at earliest.
It was given out in the meeting that there are 16000 households identified under Socio-Economic Caste Census (SECC) 2011 consisting of about 93893 individuals who are entitled to be covered under the scheme in the district.
Giving the progress of the registration process, the meeting was informed that 28196 beneficiaries have been enrolled so far including 14870 in Bandipora block, 11406 beneficiaries in Hajin block and 1920 in Gurez block.
Dr Choudhary directed the officials of Health Department to launch awareness campaigns in rural areas at a grassroots level besides involving local elders to inform the beneficiaries to enroll at earliest.
He said Ayushman Bharat scheme is targeted at poor, deprived rural families and identified the occupational category of urban workers’ families and entitles beneficiaries to a defined Health cover of Rs 5 lac per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization.


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Jammu airport to function till 9 PM

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Jammu, Jan 19: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to extend the watch hours’ upto 9:00 PM at the Jammu Airport.

In a communication to the State Government, AAI has conveyed that it is ready to handle extended ‘watch hours’ operations at Jammu Airport. As and when the airlines submit their flight schedule, AAI will permit these operations.

The extension in the watch hours’ will enable flights to take off and land at the Jammu Airport during the late evening hours thereby increasing the number of flights moving in and out from Jammu.

 

Presently, the run way watch hours’ for the flights operating at the Airport are from 8 AM to 5 PM.

This decision will provide the much needed boost to various sectors particularly tourism and pilgrims to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi.

The State Government has been repeatedly requesting the Central Government, Ministry of Defence and AAI to extend the watch hours’ at the Srinagar and Jammu Airports to enable late evening flights for the convenience of passengers/tourists.

Principal Secretary, Civil Aviation Department has been asked to liaise with Airport Authorities, security agencies and airlines to work out the modalities for commencement of evening flights from/to Jammu.

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Rajouri man killed in Saudi two weeks back, family demands MEA to help bring body home

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Rajouri: A 44-year-old man from Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir was killed after being hit with some sharp object in Saudi Arabia, his family said on Saturday.
The poor family has no means to bring the body back home and urged the government of India through Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to see that the body is brought to Rajouri for last rites. “We came to know that the body is lying there in a mortuary since the last couple of weeks”.
“Mohammad Khalil Mirza (44) son of Haji Mohammad Azam Mirza of Malhut, Darhal, Rajouri was killed after being hit by some persons with a sharp object at Amaan area of Riyadh where he was working as a labourer,” Mohammad Amin Mirza, brother of the deceased said.
He said that the family lost contact with Khalil from December 22, last month and despite best efforts, the family was unable to find his whereabouts.
“Yesterday a person from Pakistan administered Kashmir called us and informed that Khalil Mirza’s body is lying in a mortuary and he his body was found with an injury in his head,” Amin said.
“We are very poor and we request the government of India especially Minister of external affairs to ensure that body is brought to Rajouri for last rites,” Amin said.
The family also demanded proper investigations and stern punishment to those responsible for his death and provide due compensation to them.

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PM Modi failed to fulfill promises made to people: IYC

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Srinagar, Jan 19: National president, Indian Youth Congress (IYC) Keshav Chand Yadav on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra modi has failed to fulfill the promises, he made with the people.
Addressing media persons at JKPCC headquarters on the sidelines of a function organized in connection with Yuwa Kranti Yatra, he said that Narender Modi has done a big mischief in the Rafale deal.
In connivance with Anil Ambani, Modiji has misled people, he said, adding that most of the centrally sponsored schemes have seen misdoings.
He said Modi’s promise of providing jobs to youth in the country has proved to be a mere rhetoric.
“The youth of the country are asking questions for when is Modi going to provide them jobs? The elections are coming nearer, he has limited time. He has assured the country that he would be creating 2 crore jobs for the youth during his tenure,” Keshav said.
Raising concern over farmer suicides, he said that Modi government has been waiving off the loans of industrialists only.
‘The inflation is on rise. People have been suffering. The loans of farmers have not been waived off. They continue to suffer. The prices of petroleum products at the international level were decreased but here, the prices remained unchanged,” he said.
Among others, vice president, IYC Srinivas B Venkatesh and leaders of youth congress were also present.

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