'Govt to approach Centre for extension of SABLA, IGMSY'
Jammu, Nov 17: Buoyed by the success stories of Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescents Girls commonly known as SABLA and Indra Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojna (IGMSY) in selected districts, the Government will approach the Centre for extension of these schemes to some more districts of the State.
This was stated by Minister for Social Welfare, Sakina Itoo while reviewing the status of the twin schemes at an officers’ meeting here today.
Commissioner Secretary, Social Welfare Jeet Lal Gupta, Director, Social Welfare Jammu Mahmood Rana, Director, Social welfare Kashmir Hilal Ahmad Parray, Deputy Director, Jammu Samita Sethi, Programme officers of Kupwara, Anantnag, Jammu and Kathua attended the meeting.
Emphasizing on timely utilization of released funds, the Minister directed the officers to gear up field staff for achieving the set targets. She said fair implementation of SABLA has proved instrumental in empowering young adolescent girls in Anantnag, Kupwara, Leh, Jammu and Kathua districts, adding the need is to replicate the welfare scheme in other districts for holistic development of girls living in other areas.
Sakina said Rs. 30 crore each are being released shortly to both Kashmir and Jammu divisions to clear liabilities on account of honorarium of Anganwari Workers and Helpers. She asked the programme officers to disburse the honorarium to these ground level functionaries on first priority, noting that Anganwari Workers are pivotal for fructifying multitude of welfare schemes under implementation in every nook and corner of the State.
The Minister stressed on expeditious selection of Anganwari workers and Helpers under 3rdphase, directing complete transparency in the selection process.
The meeting was informed that Rs. 2.90 crore were released during this fiscal under SABLA out of which Rs. 1.34 crore accounting for 72 per cent expenditure in the indentified districts so far, while as under IMGSY more than Rs. 1 crore have been spent out of 1.46 crore allocation for the year benefiting 6,800 girls in the State so far.
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