Jammu, Dec 2: Lieutenant Governor, Governor Girish Chandra Murmu directed for streamlining the simplification of the procedures and called for avoiding its duplication to facilitate the eligible beneficiaries under various Social Welfare Schemes.
The Lt. Governor passed these directions while taking a comprehensive review of the implementation of various Social Welfare Schemes across J&K in a meeting here at the Civil Secretariat on Monday.
BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Arun Kumar Mehta, Financial Commissioner, Finance; Bipul Pathak, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor; Manoj Kumar Dwivedi, Commissioner Secretary, Social Welfare Department; Sarita Chauhan, Commissioner / Secretary, School Education; Manzoor Ahmad Lone, Secretary, Horticulture Department; Secretary, GAD, Farooq Ahmad Lone, Talat Parvez Rohella, Secretary, Higher Education and other senior officers attended the meeting.
Commissioner Secretary, Social Welfare Department, Manoj Kumar Dwivedi gave a detailed presentation of present status of several Beneficiaries schemes of Social Welfare Department.
The Lt. Governor observed that there is repetition of procedures for availing the benefits under several schemes run by various departments. He called for synchronization and coordination among the implementing departments so that the beneficiaries could benefit from the simplification of procedures.
The Lt. Governor further called for convergence of Social welfare Schemes for their effective implementation.
On PradhanMantriUjjwalaYojana, the Lt. Governor directed the officers to enhance the supplies of LPG Cylinders under the scheme with special focus on rural and inaccessible difficult areas so that the target beneficiaries can avail its maximum benefits in the follow up.
While reviewing scholarship schemes, the Lt. Governor directed for the constitution of a Committee to be chaired by Commissioner/Secretary, School Education and resolving the issues, simplify difficulties in order to improve the coverage of such schemes.
The Lt. Governor directed the officers for the tabulation of all scholarships with eligibility criteria and structures and its dissemination in local languages. He exhorted the officers to examine the possibility of easing out the eligibility criteria, including the process of issuing income certificates.
The Lt. Governor also assessed the progress of the implementation of various schemes including Ayushman Bharat, Marriage Assistance Scheme, PM FasalBimaYojna, National Saffron Mission, Soil Health Card and other Social Security Schemes.
‘Solid Waste Management needs special focus’
Jammu, Dec 2:Lieutenant Governor, Governor Girish Chandra Murmu directed Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC), Local Bodies and every department and functionary associated with Solid Waste Management (SWM) to put in concerted efforts to achieve the desired results on the ground.
The Lt. Governor made these remarks during the meeting he chaired to review Solid Waste Management and other Civic and Municipal issues of Jammu City besides various development projects, here at the Civil Secretariat.
The Lt. Governor observed that the effective execution of Solid Waste Management is an important component for the betterment of civic life and needs special focus. He also enquired about the present strategy and future plan of action for effective solid waste management.
The Lt. Governor directed the JMC for rationalizing the manpower for the effective Solid Waste Management and asked the officers to ensure that the work taken up under SWM should be compliant with Solid Waste Management Rules 2016. He stressed on putting in place the scientific waste disposal mechanism and avoid the unscientific dumping and disposal. He also emphasized on the need to aware the masses about the segregation of waste at the source and its collection and disposal using the modern technology and manpower.
The functioning of already existing solid waste management mechanism was also discussed during the meeting.
On Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex, the Lt. Governor directed the officers for beautification of the heritage by developing green patches and install lighting system to attract tourists and asked them to take various innovative measures to develop it into a major tourist attraction.
While reviewing the status of street lights, the Lt. Governor directed the officers to ensure the street lights of the Jammu city be made fully functional and necessary repair and augmentation be also done. He asked the officers to synergize their activities to remove the bottlenecks, if any, so that the people of the city do not face any inconvenience vis-a-viz street lighting.
The Lt. Governor passed the directions for immediate completion of all the pendency in order to make the Ropeway project operational. He further directed for beautification and developing continuous plantation strips along the roads across Jammu city. He also directed for exploring the possibilities of roof top solar panels in the city, to begin with, in the Government buildings.
The Lt. Governor also took a detailed briefing on various projects including Urban Mobility, e- Mobility, Traffic Management System, Semi- ring road, Jammu Airport Expansion,4-laning of Jammu-Akhnoor Road, Multi-Level Car Parkings, Tawi Barrage etc.
BVR Subrahmanyam, Chief Secretary; Arun Kumar Mehta, Financial Commissioner, Finance; Bipul Pathak, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor; Dheeraj Gupta, Principal Secretary Housing and Urban Development Department; RohitKansal, Principal Secretary Planning, Development and Monitoring Department; Sh. Sanjeev Verma, Divisional Commissioner Jammu; Ajeet Kumar Sahu;Sushma Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner Jammu and PankajMagotra, Commissioner JMC among others who attended the meeting.