The Union Home Ministry (MHA) has listed three dozen achievements of the Jammu and Kashmir administration in its report card. The achievements have been achieved after it was reorganized on August 5 last year as the two union territories of the state – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. NewsBust has received this report card.
According to the report card, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has made progress in the fields of education, health, electricity and land reforms with special focus on providing education, training and job opportunities to its youth. Among the listed achievements, 50 new degree colleges are opening offering a total of 25,000 seats. Seven new medical colleges are in operation with 1400 additional medical / paramedical seats, five new nursing colleges and one state cancer institute.
Jammu and Kashmir Rural Development Secretary Sheetal Nanda told NewsBust, "The State Staff Commission Board has started its recruitment drive. Advertisements have been issued at every stage and the process continues at every stage." According to government figures, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has announced 10,000 job opportunities for youth at various levels. Till now the advertisements have been removed for Grade 4 jobs and 1,800 accountants.
"About 2,000 account assistants are being recruited to assist the panchayats," said a senior official of the Power Corridor of Delhi's North Block.
Appointing local youth after training under individual beneficiary orientation schemes is a major success. School and college dropouts are trained according to their skills and 70 percent of the trained people are given wages. Government data shows that more than 74,000 candidates have been selected for various programs under this scheme. Six lakh people are registered with the district employment and counseling centers in Jammu and Kashmir.
Rural Development Secretary Nanda said that "Project Himayat aims to create sustainable livelihood opportunities for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir through self-employment." The factsheet of the Ministry of Home Affairs states that youth trained as support staff for medical duties under the Himayat have been deployed in hospitals and on ambulance duty during the corono virus epidemic.
Imtiaz Khan of Reasi said, "I am associated with Himayat. While doing my course I am earning by sewing PPE kits for doctors." To ensure regular medical check up of school going children, the administration has also started the Student Health Card Scheme. According to the figures of the Ministry, for the first time 8 lakh students have benefited under this scheme. Another achievement listed is the Minority Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme which benefited 4,76,670 students in the last one year.