Prepare 54 lakh SC database: CS to officials

Prepare 54 lakh SC database: CS to officials
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Chief Secretary SK Joshi today instructed the officials concerned to prepare database of 54 lakh population of Scheduled Castes and put the details online for public view.
During a review meeting at Secretariat here he asked the officials to focus on complete details be obtained from various sources like Scholarship portal and SERP corporation and integrate the details using CGG. Availability of the details will help the government to implement schemes to reach the needy and beneficiaries he said. The government has so far spent Rs 81 cr for Ambedkar Vidya Nidhi scheme to send 465 studnets to foreign education. Officials should obtain the details of such students who have settled and achieved some goals and use them as brand ambassadors through message, photo and video for the students.

He also directed to obtain names of those officials who could not clearing the applications of Kalyana Lakshmi in 45 days and forward the same to the collectors for necessary action. Joshi said that Rs 504 cr spent benefiting as many as 88,786 girls through this marriage scheme so far since 2014. He also informed that Rs 400 cr allotted for the marriage scheme for 2018-19 in addition to giving post metric scholarships to 8,74,443 persons and pre metric scholarship to 2.50 lakh persons so far. The officials were asked to submit related data monthly wise to the government. As many as 77,612 students are studying in 675 pre metric hostels and 179 post metric hostels and steps are being taken to provide them with additional facilities.
The Chief Secretary also said that Rs 16 cr allotted to SC Study Circle which have to be strengthened to impart skills and training to the candidates for UPSC, State Services, Banking, Insurance and also speed up SCDF works. Asking to conduct a study on beneficiaries of SC Cooperative Development Corporation, he said that Rs 1136 cr sanctioned to 1,04,980 persons under economic support scheme in four years and focus was needed on to provide training to SCs to get jobs.
The officials informed that 2,77,000 persons have applied for 57,500 vacancies, 1,28,328 students studying in 268 Gurukul institutions. Immediate steps will be taken to fill teacher posts through TERI and improve facilities in residential schools. (NSS)