December 2016 News

Govt Has Moral Responsibility Of Reaching Out To Conflict Victims: CM

28 December 2016
Rising Kashmir

Jammu: Calling for updation of the database of people affected by armed conflict in last nearly three decades in the State, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Wednesday said the government has moral responsibility of reaching out to every single victim of violence in the State, no matter the source of it. She asked the officers to factor in the needs and requirements of these victims while framing policies and schemes for the general public. Chairing the 7th Governing Council meeting of J&K Rehabilitation Council here, the chief minister said special programmes should be implemented for the rehabilitation and integration of these victims into the social mainstream of the State. The meeting decided to further fine tune the number of widows, orphans and parents of killed persons in the State so that an actual and updated number of such victims is available for their rehabilitation. She said concrete interventions are needed for the proper and complete rehabilitation of women and children, particularly in education, health and psychological spheres. It also decided that the Action plan for the Council would henceforth be finalised in March every year so that the assistances could be disbursed from April onwards. The meeting also decided to enhance the one time marriage assistance to young widows and grown-up daughters to Rs. 40000 per case. The meeting also asked the Council to pursue the various funding patterns available in the Central Government for the benefit of victims of violence in the State. Minister for Social Welfare, Sajad Ghani Lone, Chief Secretary, B. R. Sharma; Financial Commissioner, Planning & Development, B. B. Vyas; Principal Secretary, Home, R. K. Goyal; Commissioner-Secretary, Finance, Navin Chaudhary, Director, National Foundation for Communal Harmony; Executive Director, J&K Rehabilitation Council, Tazayun Mukhtar; officers from the Central Government; representatives of various social organisations and members of the Governing Council attended the meeting.