Parliamentary Secretary reviews schemes, calls for dedicated service


Itagar, Dec 22: Social Justice, Empowerment and Tribal Affairs (SJETA) and WCD parliamentary secretary, Nikh Kamin has exhorted the officers of both Social Justice & Empowerment and Tribal Affairs (SJETA) and Women & Child Development (WCD) departments to work with dedication and sincerity for the welfare of downtrodden people of the state.

Kamin was taking stock of the implementation of the Centrally and State Sponsored Schemes under the SJETA and WCD departments in a review meeting at his office chamber here today, official sources informed.

He asked the staffs of both the departments to apprise the Govt of any problem faced by them in performing their duties. Stating that state Government under the leadership of Chief Minister bam Tuki, who is also the in-charge of both the departments, will leave no stone un-turned to elevate the life of poor and downtrodden people, Kamin, however, said that suitable proposals must be presented in proper way. Kamin also lauded the officers for successful implementation of all the welfare schemes. Earlier, Secretary SJETA and WCD, Talem Tapok highlighted the implementation of the various centrally sponsored schemes under both the departments.

It was informed in the meeting that various schemes under Social Justice & Empowerment and Tribal Affairs like construction of Girls Hostels and various other umbrella schemes of the tribal affairs ministry, Vanbandhu Kalyan Yoj (VKY), new scheme for economic uplift of tribal people, Pre & Post Metric Scholarships for tribal students and skill development programme for tribal people for employability are being implemented.

Similarly, Multi-Sectorial Development Programme (MsDP) under the ministry of tribal affairs is being implemented by the department of Social Justice & Empowerment and Tribal Affairs in minority concentrated blocks (MCB) of the state. Various infrastructure development programmes are being taken up under MsDP, which is 100 per cent centrally sponsored schemes, it was informed in the meeting.

The Secretary further informed that under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, there are two separate departments. One is Social Justice & Empowerment department and another is department of Disability. “But for the last few years, the Ministry did not release any grant to the state and the proposals that were forwarded to the ministry were yet to be considered.” He requested the Parliamentary secretary to pursue the matter with the concern ministry and to call for a meeting for re-submission of proposals.

The meeting also reviewed various schemes under tiol Social Assistance Programme (NSAP). These include Indra Gandhi tiol Old Age Pension Scheme, Indra Gandhi tiol Widow Pension Scheme, Indra Gandhi tiol Disability Pension Scheme and tiol Family Benefit Scheme.

While reviewing the implementation of the Chief Minister’s disability Pension Scheme, it was informed that an amount of Rs. 1000 per month is provided to each differently abled person. During the year 2014-15, 401 disabled persons have been benefited from the Scheme.

Various centrally sponsored schemes of the Department of Women & Child Development were also reviewed in the meeting.

Government officials and officers including Taw Tebin, Director, SJETA, R T Riba, Director, WCD, Tokmen Pertin Loye, JD, WCD, N. Ringu, Deputy Director, WCD and Yumlam Kaha, Deputy Director, SJETA attended the meeting, the sources added.

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