SRINAGAR: The Administrative Council (AC) which met under Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha accorded its approval for winding up the Jammu and Kashmir Social Welfare Board.
The Jammu and Kashmir Social Welfare Board was constituted in the year 1955 but over the passage of time, the functioning of the Social Welfare Board became limited to the implementation of the National Crèche Scheme, and Swahdar Greh Scheme, both Centrally Sponsored Schemes being funded by Ministry of Women and Child Development through the Central Social Welfare Board. These schemes are now being implemented through the other Directorates of the Department namely Mission Poshan and Mission Shakti respectively.
Central Social Welfare Board has since been wound up by the Government of India and on its analogy, the J&K Social Welfare Board has also been wound up.
A committee to be chaired by Commissioner Secretary Social Welfare Department has been constituted for recommending the roadmap for the utilisation of services of existing employees/temporary staff already working in the said Board as also for utilisation of assets and liabilities of the Social Welfare Board.
The meeting was attended by Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar and Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta.