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J&K GOVT announces financial assistance of Rs 5 lakh to girls between 18-35 age group: Details

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In an attempt to empower women socially and economically, J&K Mission Youth has announced the implementation of the Tejaswini Scheme in the Union Territory. J&K LG Manoj Sinha, on the occasion of International Women’s Day, launched a start-up funding program for adolescents and young women of the UT to make them empowered and self-dependent through their business ventures.

The broad aim of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to young women of 18 to 35 years of age for setting up gainful self-employment ventures suited to their skills, training, aptitude, and local conditions. The authorities have asked the women entrepreneurs to formalize their proposals, which the District Level Implementation Committee will approve.

A notification seeking applications will be issued in each district, while an online portal will also remain available for online applications and approvals. According to a spokesperson, female entrepreneurs shall be facilitated to avail financial assistance under Mudra from J&K Bank to the extent of Rs 5 lakh. In addition, mission Youth, J&K, shall provide Rs 50,000 or 10% of the project cost as a subsidy.

Besides, as a special incentive, Mission Youth shall also sponsor the interest component of the loan, and its repayment will be interest-free for young female entrepreneurs. The scheme intends to assist all eligible young women who are domiciles of J&K and have a qualification of matriculation and above. It will also cater to enterprises where women entrepreneurs hold not less than 50% of financial holding besides setting up women-centric businesses and micro start-ups.

Because of the low participation of women in various entrepreneurial and livelihood generation activities, Mission Youth has conceptualized this scheme for young women of UT to uplift the status of women in society. Mission Youth has set a target to cover 2,000 women entrepreneurs under the project during the current financial year. Mission Youth has earmarked a budgetary component of Rs 12 crore on government subsidy for the plan. The system has been specifically modeled to ensure that businesses set up by these young women turn into viable and flourishing enterprises.

Mission Youth has the decentralized implementation of the scheme for ensuring convenience to prospective women entrepreneurs. In this regard, a district-level committee constituted under the chairmanship of respective Deputy Commissioners shall implement the scheme and approve cases for assistance, the spokesperson said. In addition, he said concerned AD/DD Employment of each district has also been designated as Nodal Officers at the District level to facilitate women entrepreneurs under the scheme.

“The scheme will prove to be a significant step towards boosting the employment scenario in J&K where the unemployment rate is higher than the national average,” he said. Women can enroll in the scheme through the website – www.jkyouthportal.in from 27th July.

Amish Mahajan
Content Writer
JK Media

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Road accident at Sidhra, truck damaged

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A serious accident took place at Sidhra road in Jammu on Friday afternoon where a truck with vehicle number JK021C2788 tilted on the Highway turn and got damaged.

According to the nearby people, the truck driver got injured and is undergoing treatment. However, no major life or vehicle loss happened during the accident.

A lot of mishaps are happening these days due to careless driving. It is advised to drive in a limited speed and be careful especially at Highways.

Muskan Langoo, Content writer, JK Media

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After 12 years of wait, 27 JKPS officers inducted into IPS

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After more than a decade, a high-level panel headed by a Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) member, approved the induction of 27 Jammu and Kashmir Police Service (JKPC) officers into the elite Indian Police Services (IPS).

Among the officers inducted into the IPS, 14 have already retired while 13 are serving. Officials said the inductions were approved at a meeting in Srinagar chaired by TCA Anant, member UPSC and attended by J&K Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta, Principal Secretary Home Shaleen Kabra, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh and two representatives of Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

For the last 12 years, no JKPS officer had been inducted into IPS which had led to stagnation and resentment among the local officers as a number of them were working as SSPs even after 22 years of service or more. The last induction of JKPS officers into IPS was conducted in 2014 and the seats were filled up to 2009.

Significantly, out of 66 IPS officers in J&K, including those who are on Central deputation presently, all are direct recruits of IPS and there is not even a single JKPS officer inducted into the IPS due to delay in inductions because of variety of reasons — the litigations arising out of seniority disputes being one of them.

Earlier, out of a total of 147 IPS posts in J&K, 80 were reserved for direct IPS officers and 67 for JKPS, who are inducted into IPS. This was part of UPA government’s special formula for J&K under which 50 per cent posts each were reserved for direct recruits and JKPS officers.

However, after the abrogation of special status of J&K under Article 370 in August 2019, Narendra Modi government reversed the order and restored the previous formula of 67:33 bringing J&K at par with other states and union territories.

The induction of JKPS officers into IPS will lead to their promotion as DIGs, especially those who have completed mandatory service for the post, and taking into account available posts which will overcome the shortage in the rank of DIGs.

Sources said the JKPS officers, who have been inducted into the IPS, will get AGMUT (Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram UTs) cadre and can be posted outside J&K as well.

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Over 1.30 cr saplings proposed to be planted across UT in this year: J&K LG

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Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday said that 1.30 crore saplings are proposed to be planted across the Union Territory this year.

“During this year, a target of 1.30 crore saplings is proposed to be planted across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir,” LG Sinha said after launching “Green J&K Drive-2021” from IIT Jammu in Nagrota area here in the city outskirts.

He said that the ‘Green J&K Drive’ aims at creating a people’s movement at a massive scale with the involvement of all stakeholders particularly Village Panchayats, Women, Students, Urban Local Bodies, Institutions, NGOs, and Civil Society.

“IIT Jammu and J&K Forest Department have taken up the Greening and Eco-restoration of forest land diverted for the purpose of creation of this august institution,” he expressed.

The Lieutenant Governor said that it is vital to ensure balance between Development and Conservation.
“The Forest and Tree cover of J&K is around 55percent which is substantially higher than the National average of 24.56 percent,” he asserted.

“Our aim is to bring two third geographical areas of J&K under forest and tree cover,” said Mr Sinha.

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