Govt to cover all students under scholarship schemes
Srinagar, Dec 9:
The Government Monday announced to cover all the students under various
Scholarship Schemes, besides providing financial assistance to the physically
challenged and persons above age of 70 years in the Union Territory.
It was revealed
during a review meeting of field functionaries of Social Welfare Department
chaired by Director General Social Welfare, Kashmir, Rukhsana Gani here at
Markazi Falah-i-Itfaal, here today.
The meeting was
attended by Deputy Director Social Welfare, Kashmir, Zeenat Aara, Assistant
Director Administration, Dr Syed Farhana Asgar, Assistant Director Schemes,
Najeeb Lateef, District Social Welfare Officer, Srinagar Muhammad Ashraf Akhoon
besides Tehsil Social Welfare officers of Kashmir Division.
role of the Department, the Director General asked the officers to ensure that
all the deserving people get benefit of these schemes.
functionaries were informed about the new guidelines for enrolment of
beneficiaries under different schemes during the meeting.
The meeting was
informed that 65000 new beneficiaries under Integrated Social Security Scheme
(ISSS) and NSAP (National Social Assistance Programme) have been sanctioned by
the Centre. The meeting was further informed that 10775 beneficiaries in
Srinagar, 2912 in Ganderbal, 7196 in Budgam, 8269 in Anantnag, 5291 in Pulwama,
4147 Kulgam, 767 in Shopian, 8249 in Baramulla, 9204 in Kupwara and 8190 in
Bandipora would be covered under ISSS and NSAF schemes.
The meeting also
decided to extend the last date for filling National Scholarship Scheme forms
by Dec 31, 2019.
General said that the date was extended to cover more deserving students. She
also said that Internet Kiosks established at Deputy Commissioner Offices and
Tourist Reception Center will facilitate the students in applying for scholarships.
She also said
there is a need for generating greater awareness among the masses about these
schemes so that the benefits reach to the targeted sections of the society.
Later, the DG
along with other officers visited Markazi Falah-i-Itfaal to take on-spot
appraisal of facilities being provided to the children.