Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, March 14: East Singhbhum Deputy Commissioner Vijaya Jadhav Monday directed the district officials concerned to launch a campaign to issue caste certificates to children and disability certificates to physically challenged persons. She said the target should be achieved by working in a time-bound manner.
Jadhav chaired a meeting with the officials of various blocks of the district through video conferencing. She said the caste certificates of children from classs I to XII should be issued without delay. The disability certificates should also be issued at the earliest, she said.
Jadhav said many eligible beneficiaries are deprived of benefits of various welfare schemes being run by the Central and state governments in the absence of caste and physical disability certificates. In such a situation, it is important to resolve this issue by working with a deadline, she said.
The DC nominated the district superintendent of education (DSE) as the nodal officer for issuing caste certificates to students from class I to XII. She said the DSE would hold daily review of the work being done in this regard and submit progress report to her.
Jadhav said the school headmasters should be informed about the plan in advance so that they are able to submit the list of children within the deadline. She said the DSE should provide free forms to all students for caste certificates.
The DC further asked all circle officials to make sure the required documents and records of students are easily available so that there is no unnecessary delay in issuing caste certificates to them.
Jadhav said camps would be held to issue disability certificates to all Divyang persons by 31st March.
Today’s meeting was also attended by deputy development commissioner (DDC) Pradip Prasad, DRDA director Sourabh Sinha, ACMO Dr Sahir Pal and district education officer (DEO) SD Tigga.
DC hears grievances at janata durbar
East Singhbhum Deputy Commissioner Vijaya Jadhav heard grievances of people during a janata durbar organized today. She said the janata durbar would be held every Monday and Tuesday. People from different parts of the district were present on this occasion. The DC issued instructions to the officials concerned to take prompt action regarding the complaints. Several issues were resolved on the spot. They were related to school admissions, school fees waiver, generic medicines, pension, road construction, land acquisition, health, ration card and payment of compensation, sources said.