Jammu: Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Anshul Garg Monday reviewed implementation of Mission Youth, Pradhanmantri Adarsh Gram Yojna (PMAGY), e-Darpan and formulation of strategy to carry out Swachhta activities during the month of October, here in spate meetings.
The DC took stock of progress made in the engagement of youth in different activities as envisaged under Mission Youth in the meeting of District Level Task Force.
Officer on Special Duty for Mission Youth, Dr Abdul Khabir gave a detailed resume on the objectives envisioned under the Mission. He apprised that Mission youth is the Apex body of the government for youth engagement and outreach in J&K and its core agenda is to positively engage youth by making them stakeholders in the development of J&K.
Giving a power point presentation, he informed that Mission Youth covers a wide range of activities including promotion of self-employment through schemes like Tejaswini, MUMKIN, development of Tourist Village network, generating sector-specific employment, Skill Development, SAHYTA, AVSAR, PAARVAZ, besides eradication of drug abuse through De-addiction and de-radicalization, promoting green youth alliance, constitution of youth clubs, holding talent hunts, establishment of District youth centres, special initiatives for youth with disabilities, Universities collaboration initiatives JK Super-75( boys and girls), young innovators programs for holistic and pragmatic youth engagement and empowerment on sustainable lines.
He informed that 500 youths will be provided benefits under SAHYTA scheme which offers 15 self employment activities and assistance up to Rs 2 lakhs in two installments.
Similarly 2000 students will be provided coaching for various competitive exams including UPSC, SSC, JKPSC, JKSSB under PARVAZ, he added.
He further informed that Mission Youth will cover 5000 Divyang Youths across J&K to make them self-dependent in life in collaboration with the Social Welfare Department. “75 Boys and 75 Girls from marginalized sections who were forced to leave their studies due to financial difficulties shall be given financial assistance upto Rs 1 lakh” he added.
In order to empower young innovators to innovate new products, services or models in any area of their interest, the Mission Youth will provide Rs 5 lakhs per person and 50 applicants will be catered in a calendar year under Youth Innovation Program.
It was also informed that Youth clubs will be set up in each Panchayat and ULB ward comprising minimum 5 youths of that particular area and District Youth centres will also be established in each district.
The OSD said that the vision is to make Mission Youth a one-stop solution for all youth aspirations and channelise their energy in a positive direction by providing ways of livelihood generation.
The Deputy Commissioner said that special training/ coaching for the girls in consultation with the Mission Youth shall also be organised in the district to help them prepare for the NDA exam.
He also directed the concerned officers to generate mass awareness about the schemes being implemented by their Departments under Mission Youth so that the public can avail the benefits of the same.
While reviewing the status of Pradhanmantri Adarsh Gram Yojna, the Deputy Commissioner directed the BDOs to get the works identified by PRIs. He further asked them to make the estimates of identified works in conversion with MGNREGA and send it to DSWO for uploading the same in order to put the works in public domain.
While formulating strategy for carrying out Swachhta activities during this month, the Deputy Commissioner said that the activities have already been identified for cleanliness drive. He asked them to make the plan and carry out the activities in their respective Blocks according to the calendar. He also directed the district officers to regularly upload the status of ongoing and identified projects on e-Darpan in order to put them in public domain.
ADDC Ramesh Chander, SSP Chandan Kohli, ADC Satish Sharma, CPO Yoginder Katoch ACD Ashok Choudhary ACD Rakesh Dubey, District Informatics Officer Sanjay Gupta, DSWO Ajay Salan, SDMs, BDOs besides senior officers of the concerned departments were present in their respective meetings