PM KISAN beneficiaries to receive 12th installment only in Aadhar-seeded accounts

A farmer walks in a paddy field amid the season of seedling planting in Kashmir. [File]
A farmer walks in a paddy field amid the season of seedling planting in Kashmir. [File] Mubashir Khan for Greater Kashmir

Jammu: The Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta today chaired a meeting to take stock of progress under various welfare schemes in Jammu and Kashmir.

Under the PM Kisan Yojana, it was informed that all beneficiaries will be verified through Aadhar seeding and revenue record authentication before the release of the 12th installment of the financial relief.

The Chief Secretary directed the Deputy Commissioners of all districts to ensure uploading of the relevant revenue record, completion of the e-KYC formalities, and Aadhar-seeding of all beneficiary accounts by 05.09.2022. They were asked to lay special focus on the de-weeding of ineligible beneficiaries and recovery of false claims.

Further, the JK Bank was asked to raise public awareness among its users through text messages, especially with respect to the 12th installment of the PM KISAN Yojana, which will be credited directly into the Aadhar-seeded bank accounts of registered farmers through direct benefit transfer. Besides, Divisional Commissioners of both divisions were asked to rope in public representatives and concerned line departments in expediting the collection of requisite scheme-related data.

For raising awareness on the mandatory Aadhar-seeding and authentication of beneficiaries under various government schemes, Dr. Mehta asked the Information Department to run dedicated advertisement campaigns in all vernacular newspapers.

It was informed that a month-long ‘Nasha Mukt Abhiyan’ will be organized across Jammu and Kashmir, commencing from 1st September 2022. It is estimated that a total of 06 lakh victims are associated with activities related to drug and substance abuse in the Union territory.

Accordingly, the Social Welfare Department was asked to generate a database of all such victims through the Panchayati Raj Institutions in collaboration with the teams from Rural Development and Health & Medical Education departments along with district administrations, by 15.09.2022.

The Department was advised to extend medical care and rehabilitation to the identified victims while maintaining their anonymity and treat them as patients and not criminals.

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