Vohra reviews Rs 202 crore disbursal of Social Welfare Schemes Print
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Jehlum Post News/Jammu/ Feb 24, 2015/The Governor, Mr. N.N. Vohra Tuesday reviewed the activities of the Social Welfare Department and directed the Secretary Social Welfare Department to personally review

the timely release of assistance to various categories of persons who are beneficiaries of the different schemes. The Governor was reviewing the disbursement of financial assistance extended under the National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP), Integrated Social Security Scheme (ISSS), and Post-Matric Scholarship, Pre-Matric Scholarship schemes which are being implemented in the State by the Social Welfare Department. The Governor also directed the Department to complete the exercise of data collection by 28th February, including the Bank Account numbers and the Aadhar numbers so that pensions under NSAP and the scholarships can be credited directly to the beneficiary’s Bank Account from 1st April onwards.The Raj Bhavan Spokesperson disclosed that under Post-Matric Scholarship scheme an amount of 3.26 crore for 3,235 students belonging to Scheduled Tribe category; 2.90 crore for 3,105 students belonging to Scheduled Castes category; 1.12 crore for 2,472 beneficiaries belonging to Pahari Speaking People category and 2.20 crore for 2,325 students belonging to Other Backward Classes had been released till January 2015. It was also disclosed that for the financial year 2015-16 the scholarships of SC and ST students will be transferred through Direct Benefit Transfer mode. Further, upto January 2015, Pre-Matric Scholarships of 40.32 crore has been provided to 3,28,060 students belonging to the Minority communities; 9.90 crore given to 1,09,000 students belonging to Pahari Speaking People category and 0.39 crore for 1773 students belonging to Scheduled Castes category. Under Integrated Social Security Scheme (ISSS), an amount of 97.61 crore has been disbursed to 4, 22,500 old aged persons, women in distress and physically challenged persons. Similarly under the National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) an assistance of 45.19 crore to 1,50,883 old aged persons, widows and physically challenged persons living Below the Poverty Line. This includes 12670 new cases which have been sanctioned during the current financial year.

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