Ranchi, May 10: Chief secretary Rajbala Verma directed the Welfare Department on Tuesday to work in mission mode to bring the development work on grassroots level. She said that SC/ ST and backward caste students should be given scholarship on time and backlog scholarship should be scrutinized.
Verma said this while reviewing Welfare Department at Project Building. She said to bring Mukhya Mantri Anusuchit Janjati Gram Yojana on mission mode. Schemes should be selected with a view to create employment for the people. SC and ST people should be connected with self employment education so that they can be trained in different trades and made self-reliant.
Poultry farm can be one of them, she said, adding minimum support price should be fixed for lah to benefit the farmers. She laid stress on making Jhascolamp more accountable and taking SHG help for timely purchase of lah.
The CS said that work plan should be prepared to run Eklavya schools in a better way.
Apart from educational qualification of the teachers, SC/ST students should be given more amenities. Schools run for SC/ ST should be upgraded from Class 6 to Class 10 and less qualified students should be trained in a particular skill.
Welfare Department secretary Rajiv Arun Ekka said that nine rural hospitals are being run by the department through NGOs and about 40,000 outdoor patients are being treated free of cost in these hospitals. He said that five more rural hospital buildings are ready to be run and RFP will be published for them on May 30.