The Minister was replying to a question by Javid Ahmed Rana in Legislative Council. She said as per reservation rules 10% reservation is being provided to the schedule tribe category in direct recruitment.
Murtza Ahmed Khan raised the supplementary.
1147 beneficiaries covered under SC, ST Corporation schemes
Jammu, March 14- Minister for Social Welfare Ms Sakina Itoo has said that J&K State SC, ST, and OBC Corporation has provided financial assistance of Rs. 85.20 lac to 852 beneficiaries under bank tie-up scheme and Rs. 605.10 lac to 295 beneficiaries under direct financing scheme in the current fiscal.
Replying to questions by Mr Nizam-ud-din Khatana and Javed Ahmad Rana she said 13 boys G&B hostels and 3 girls G&B hostels are functioning in the State with intake capacity of 1425 inmates which include 1200 male and 225 female students, the Minister said Rural Development Department has 7700 ST beneficiaries under IAY scheme in 2009-2010
She said under SGSY scheme 223 ST beneficiaries of SHGs were provided loans for self employment through banks with subsidy facility.
She said under Tribal Sub Plan Rs. 602.585 lakh have been incurred during 2009-2010 for improvement of infrastructure in tribal dominated areas. She said an amount Rs. 831.52 lakh have been released in 2010-=11 for augmenting infrastructure and works are.
Similarly, under Art.275(i) the funds are utilized for filling critical gaps in infrastructures so as to bring the tribal areas at par with developed areas of the State, she said and added that during 2009-10, Rs. 175.452 lac have been incurred under the scheme. She said Rs. 850-41 lacs have been released during 2010-2011 and works are in progress.
She said, the ST community enjoys 10% reservation in recruitment as well as in promotions, adding that there is reservation for admission in professional colleges too.
She said for educational advancement of ST students, the education department is running 74 mobile schools in tribal areas besides 474 seasonal educational camps are held yearly, adding one school is to be opened after every one km under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) to facilitate the isolated habitations of this community.
In 2008-09 a separate Tribal Directorate was established for the welfare of the community, said the Minister, adding that migratory routes of Gujjar and Bakerwals are have been improved for their commutation from time to time, while Mobile Veterinary Clinics have been provided in remote areas to cater to the needs of the tribal community.