Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Governor Draupadi Murmu reviews SC/ST welfare schemes

Ranchi: Governor Draupadi Murmu here on Tuesday said that welfare schemes meant for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe people should be implemented in time. She said the intended beneficiaries of these schemes should avail the schemes without fail.

“Different schemes run by different departments should be reviewed from time to time. Special attention should be paid on schemes lagging behind. At the same time, the complaints of people deprived of the schemes should be considered seriously,” said the Governor while reviewing various welfare schemes run for the SC and ST category people of the state.

Welfare Minister Dr. Louis Marandi, Additional CS-cum-Development Commissioner Amit Khare, Principal Secretary to the Governor S. K. Satpathy, Welfare Principal Secretary M. K. Bhatia, Welfare Secretary Himani Pandey, Higher and Technical Education Secretary Ajay Singh, Literacy Secretary Aradhana Patnayak and other department officials were also present on the occasion.

Governor Draupadi Murmu said that health and security issues of the students of Kasturba Gandhi School should be given special attention. She welcomed the suggestion of deployment of woman home guards in Kasturba schools. She also suggested that playgrounds and availability of music teachers should be ensured in Kasturba schools.

Laying stress on making good policy for running orphanages and old-age homes, Murmu stressed on effective management of these institutions. She said that the work of NGOs working in these institutions should be assessed on a timely basis.

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