J&K administration has been working hard on the ground to make possible community-driven initiatives so that benefits percolate down to the common man.
Recently the Chief Secretary was informed by Administrative Secretaries and Deputy Commissioners about their future plans and past performance on community-driven initiatives. It was given out that J&K has recently been declared as the ODF+ Model category under SBM and on 2nd of October high performing districts/blocks/panchayats will be recognised besides rewarding the SafaiMitras.
During the review of the Ayushman Bhava campaign, he directed the health department to conduct screenings for all Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) prevalent in the UT among the adult population. Additionally, he emphasized the importance of screening girl children for anemia to ensure they receive necessary supplements, ultimately aiming to make J&K ‘Anemia Mukt’ in the future.
He took a review of the saturation of the old age pension scheme implemented by the Social Welfare Department. He asked for providing such pension to each eligible person before Gandhi Jayanti this year.
He impressed upon the officers to go through the programme charted out for the ‘Swachhta hi Sewa’ campaign 2023 and prepare for its implementation. He asked the Deputy Commissioners to sensitize their sectoral officers about their roles and tasks to be accomplished.