Commissioner Secretary, Social Welfare Department Sajad Ahmad Khan today asked the officers to stick to the guidelines while implementing state and centrally sponsored social welfare schemes so that the benefit of these schemes reaches the genuine beneficiaries at their doorsteps.The Commissioner Secretary issued these directions while reviewing the progress of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) and Social Welfare Department (SWD) in Reasi.The review meeting was attended by PO, ICDS Surinder Mohan Sharma, DSWO Kulraj Singh Thakur, Child Development Project Officers, Supervisors and other functionaries of ICDS and Social Welfare Department.He stressed upon the officers to work with dedication for maintaining transparency and justice in delivery system and asked them to make concerted efforts for providing benefit to the deserving and genuine beneficiaries.He further asked them to achieve the fixed targets and utilize the allocated funds in transparent and judicious manner.
The PO, CDPOs and supervisors should conduct regular field visit for improving the working of the ICDS on ground.He stressed on holding awareness programmes in the Anganwadi centres for educating the people about various welfare schemes and poverty alleviating programmes of the department.The Commissioner Secretary also took serious note of the pending selection of Anganwadi workers and helpers in six Anganwadi centres of ICDS Project, Arnas for which the candidates have already applied. He instructed the officers to complete the selection process in shortest possible time. He also inspected Social Welfare Office and District Programme Office, Reasi where he assessed their working and service delivery system established for common people. Later, he visited Mari to inspect the ongoing construction work of OBC Hostel. Earlier, the officers apprised the Commissioner Secretary about the schemes and assistance being provided to the children, women, girls, disabled person, needy and other weaker section of the society by the department.