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SRINAGAR: In order to increase the presence of Youth engagement at the Panchayat level, Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Thursday directed for establishing Youth Clubs in every Panchayat across Jammu and Kashmir for constructive activities and addressing all the concerns of young generation.In first phase 22,500 Youth from 4290 Panchayats to be engaged in the Youth clubs, with Government incurring expenditure to the tune of Rs.12 Crore for this initiative. These Youth clubs to be the nerve centres for all youth programs; community involvement; IEC, Sports & Cultural activities, observed the Lt Governor.
SRINAGAR: To give the necessary impetus to developmental works under Jammu & Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (JKIDFC) Ltd., Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Thursday chaired a meeting and reviewed the status of projects being executed by the Corporation, here at Civil Secretariat. During the meeting, the Lt Governor sought a detailed progress report of the projects approved for funding under JKIDFC. Detailed discussion was also held for speedy completion of the remaining projects. Giving a historic momentum to the infrastructural development in J&K, JKIDFC aims for the completion of 1235 more projects costing Rs 4545.06 crore in the FY 2021-22. Moreover, 1100 projects worth Rs 1555.16 crore stand completed till date out of 2357 approved projects amounting to Rs 7110.78 crore.Emphasising on transparency and accountability in the working of JKIDFC, the Lt Governor directed the concerned officers to ensure geo-tagging of each project, besides initiating payments only after prior updation of geo-tagged images of the projects.“We need to have a long term strategy for infrastructure investment which would play a key role in economic and social upliftment of the people. Strengthening vital infrastructure is the priority of the government,” the Lt Governor said. The Lt Governor observed that the projects under JKIDFC were approved initially without any scrutiny of documents which after the incorporation of JKIMS portal were scrutinized as the payments were released only after the scrutiny of all the documents.He further called for ensuring total transparency, through already created online transparent platform for funding of projects eliminating the ones which were funded without Tendering, Technical Sanctions and other necessary documents.While taking the assessment of progress achieved in the previous Financial Year, the Lt Governor directed the officers for expediting the execution of projects targeted for current financial year. He further asked the concerned officers to stick to the deadlines formulated while preparing the target plan.The Lt Governor stressed on taking the requisite measures for making all information regarding the execution of developmental works available in public domain for citizens’ oversight. The officers were also directed to regularly monitor the execution of works for ensuring speedy execution, besides working in close synergy to avoid time lag between the funds released and their utilization.The chair was informed that five e-compendiums of 200, 500, 600, 800 and 1100 completed projects have been updated on the JKIDFC website.The progress achieved by JKIDFC also included inclusion of Geo Spatial Software, necessary Geo Tagging with Photographs, Geo-Location of all physically completed projects and Geo Tagging with Google earth real time imagery on JKIDFC website, besides other new features, it was informed.Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to Lt Governor and other senior officers of JKIDFC were present in the meeting.
The Lt Governor was chairing the Governing body meeting of Mission Youth at Civil Secretariat, wherein approvals were accorded to a host of schemes, to be launched soon, in various sectors which will make a greater impact on the Youth engagement and Livelihood generation programmes in the UT.The meeting also decided to start two state-of-the-art coaching centre in Jammu & Srinagar to impart coaching for Civil Services and other competitive exams under PARVAAZ, a livelihood generation scheme. The Government, through Mission Youth, will provide financial assistance to dental surgeons to start their own clinic. In the first phase, 400 dental surgeons and 800 paramedics will be selected for a specially tailored self-employment scheme, the Lt Governor maintained.Emphasizing on effective execution of the programme, the Lt Governor directed the concerned officers to put dedicated focus on effective implementation of youth-oriented schemes on-ground. He further called for convergence and linkages of existing schemes with the proposed ones to yield better results.“It is important to incorporate young generation’s perspective in government policy and ensure their participation and representation at all levels. Health, Education, Economy and Employment are some of the key areas where young people can contribute for the sustainable development of the UT”, the Lt Governor said.Underlining the importance of Market-driven Training for youth of J&K, besides imparted Soft Skill Training to the youngsters, the Lt Governor suggested for roping in reputed Organizations/ Corporate Houses, Centre for Invention, Innovation, Incubation and Training (CIIIT) at Baramulla and Jammu for up-skilling of the youth.The Lt Governor asked the CEO Mission Youth to establish Mission Youth Centres with recreational facilities in Jammu and Srinagar, besides setting up digital libraries in coordination with the Education department in every district. Directions were also passed for setting up One-stop facilitation centres for guiding youths regarding benefits of different schemes and establishment of District Youth Centres.Stressing on the need to extend Psycho-Social Support to the youth, the Lt Governor instructed for establishing Counseling Centres in 8 districts, four in each division.Laying special emphasis on the welfare of youth with disabilities, the Lt Governor directed for organizing Mega camps in the UT. Under Mission Youth, 5000 Youth with Disabilities in age-group 18-35 to be covered and provided with access to existing schemes; skilling, connect with digital world, livelihood support, link-up with banking and financial institutions, he added.For the promotion and development of Community Based Entrepreneurship, the Lt Governor set the target for the establishment of 50 Model Community Entrepreneur units during 2021-22.Addressing the need for enhancing the skills of the youth in clinical management, directions were passed to train at least 1000 youths through various technical courses in the respective field.Dr. Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, Chief Executive Officer, Mission Youth, highlighted the key features of the Annual Action Plan of Mission Youth for the Financial Year 2021-22.He gave a detailed overview of thrust areas of the plan, besides objectives, targets, and future course of action of the proposed schemes.The CEO informed that under specially tailored self-employment scheme for empowerment of young women of J&K- TAJASWANI, 2000 young women will be facilitated to establish a sustainable livelihood. Besides, the extension of benefits under self-employment schemes like MUMKIN will be done for the benefit of the youth.Under Recreation and Social Engagement, LG’s Rolling Trophy will be held in sports like Cricket and Football from Block to UT level covering all 20 Districts of J&K, it was informed.Farooq Khan, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar and Baseer Ahmad Khan- Advisors to the Lieutenant Governor; Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; RK Chhibber, Chairman J&K Bank; Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to Lieutenant Governor; Administrative Secretaries, besides other senior officers participated in the meeting, in person and through video conferencing.
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