In a significant development, Baramulla district has once again achieved a milestone as Deputy Commissioner (DC) Baramulla, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar today received coveted Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration-2022, India’s highest award in civil services.
The award was given to the DC by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi in an award ceremony function held to felicitate the civil servants for their Excellence in Public Administration for the year 2022.
It is worth here to mention that Dr Sehrish has been selected for this prestigious achievement in the category of Aspirational Districts programme as she has brought transformative changes in the identified parameters envisaged in the said programme.
As per reports, establishment of Birth Waiting Wards in Primary Health Centres, Community Health Centres, Upgradation of diagnostic services at all delivery points and Poshan Tracker Tabs for all Anganwadi workers are among the parameters achieved under Aspirational District Programme.
The DC supported farmers through mechanisms, plant protection, nursery strengthening, robust rootstocks, quality planning material etc. and organized a marketing facility established at Sopore which is the second largest Fruit Mandi in Asia.
The district has achieved 100% Saturation in milk production and now is milk surplus district. Severe Acute Malnutrition has been reduced in the district to 0.01 percent from 3 percent and Moderate Acute Malnutrition to 0.039 percent from 11.93 percent.
A two-year paramedical diploma course has been introduced for 300 border area students to fill up the critical gap in the health sector.Under financial inclusion, 56,215 PM Jan Dhan Yojana accounts have been opened in the Baramulla district.
Speaking with regard to this achievement, Dr Sehrish has extended her warm appreciations to the whole team of all concerned departments and other concerned functionaries and said that such recognitions at the national level boosts the spirit of enthusiasm and zeal among the government departments and officials.