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VCs share welfare schemes for weaker sections

In a meeting held here the Vice Chairpersons of two vital Corporations Jammu and Kashmir SCs, STs & BCs Development Corporation Limited and Women’s Development Corporation, Balbir Ram Rattan and Vijaya Dogra Katoch, shared welfare schemes of their respective Corporations being run by the government for the benefit of weaker sections and women.

Balbir Ram Rattan, while sharing significant aspects of these schemes informed that J&K SCs, STs & BCs Development Corporation is primarily working for the socio economic and educational upliftment of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Classes, notified Minorities (Male members), safai karamcharis and Handicapped (Male members) in the state. These are supported by six Apex level Corporations of the Government of India, the NSFDC, NSTFDC, NBCFDC, NMDFC, NSKFDC and NHFDC, he said. He further said that the Corporation also provides financial assistance for income generating units to the SC, ST & BC categories members, who are living below poverty line with Bank Assistance under Bank tie up scheme, he said.

During the course of interaction Vijaya Dogra Katoch informed that the WDC works exclusively for the benefit of women belonging to general category as well as from Minorities, Backward classes and Handicapped categories. She further shared that the rate of interest and related formalities are almost common between WDC and the SC, ST, BC Development

Corporation. However, relentless efforts are needed by the officials to make more and more beneficiaries aware of all these schemes so that real and deserving groups and individuals get benefitted, she said. She also called for such efforts in order to make these meaningful and fruitful in terms of basic purpose.

As for ‘Education Loan’, Rs 10 lakh are sanctioned for study within the country and rupees twenty lakh for abroad for the Target Group female students.

Both the VCs were of the view that the two Corporation are working for the upliftment of the weaker sections of the society and emphasized need for regular interaction of the officials of the two Corporations to get updates.