Punjab Government has allocated the funds to the tune of Rs. 8 Crore during the current fiscal year 2022-23 to the line departments for welfare and social works being done by the Non-Governmental Organisations in the State.
Chairing the meeting of Apex Committee for providing financial assistance to Non Government Organisations (NGOs), Punjab Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Janjua said that requisite funds would be provided to NGOs from time-to-time for different works through concerned departments.
He said that the Apex Committee has been working in the State in the priority sectors like education, vocational training, social justice, health, animal husbandry, social security, rural development and children nutrition programmes so that the works could be implemented effectively.
Mr Janjua said that out of total Rs. 8 Cr as many as Rs. 3.96 Cr had been allocated for Social Security, Women and Child Development, Rs. 2.50 Cr for Animal Husbandry, Rs. 59 lakh for Health, Rs. 44 lakh for Rural Development and Panchayat, Rs. 40 lakh for Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities and Rs. 11 lakh for School Education.
Chief Secretary further directed to evaluate the performance of the NGOs with a view to streamline their activities so as to avoid duplicity of work done by various NGOs under different schemes of the State Government . He emphasised that there should be strong synergy between their activities and coordination with the departments to achieve the objective of economic and socio upliftment of targeted section of society.
Principal Secretary Planning and Animal Husbandry Vikas Pratap apprised the Chief Secretary regarding allotment of funds along with details of last financial year’s performance of different line departments.Meeting was attended by Additional Chief Secretary Social Security, Women and Chid Development Kripa Shankar Saroj, Principal Secretary Social Justice, Empowerment and Minorities Ramesh Kumar Ganta, Secretary Health Ajoy Sharma, Special Secretary Finance Mohit Tiwari and Joint Development Commissioner Rural Development Amit Kumar.