DC Kupwara chairs aspirational district meet


KUPWARA, MAY 22: District Development Commissioner Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir, today convened a meeting under the Aspirational Districts programme to review the implementation of social security schemes in the district.

The meeting was attended by Chief Planning Officer, Chief Medical officer, Social Welfare Officer, District Lead Bank Manager, District Mass Education Information Officer, BMOs, CDPOs, BDOs and other concerned.

The DC instructed the concerned officers to enhance their efforts for time-bound and successful achievement of targets under various social security schemes, including Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana and Atal Pension Yojana, in the district.

He instructed for coordination and cooperation between the concerned departments for achieving true financial inclusion and empowerment of people in the district. He instructed for constituting a group with an officer designated as nodal officer to monitor all efforts made in this regard.

The DC said that as an aspirational district with dynamic nature of indices Kupwara should achieve all targets as set under the programme and thereby lead to better standards of living for its people.

The Aspirational Districts programme launched by the Prime Minister in January this year involves convergence (of central and state schemes), collaboration (of central, state level ‘Prabhari’ officers and district collectors) and competition among districts driven by a mass movement. It aims to quickly and effectively transform districts.