Oram bats for skill development

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Feb 18, 2015,

Itanagar: Union tribal affairs minister Jual Oram on Tuesday said post-matric scholarship to tribal students of Arunachal would be directly transferred to their accounts under the DBT scheme.

“The students should have Aadhaar-based bank accounts,” he said, during a review meeting of social justice, empowerment and tribal affairs department here.

He advised the state government to prioritize the schemes related to skill development for educated tribal youths.
Oram said educated tribal youth, who aspire to be self-employed, should avail financial benefits provided by National Scheduled Tribe Finance and Development Corporation.

He agreed to provide ambulance or a school bus to Ekalavya Model Residential School (EMRS) at Lumla in Tawang district and Bana in East Kameng district.

He also promised to sanction two additional EMRS schools in the state.

A power-point presentation was made by the state’s social justice, empowerment and tribal affairs director, Taw Tebin, on implementation of schemes and programmes in the state sponsored by the ministry.

While welcoming the minister, state women and child welfare minister Wanglin Lowangdong requested him to enhance the grants under Article 275(1) and also requested for early release of grants against various projects proposals already submitted to the ministry, a communique said.

The review meeting was attended by state chief secretary Ramesh Negi, social justice & empowerment secretary Gamli Padu and other officers of the department.

Oram, later in the evening, called on governor Lt-Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma at the Raj Bhavan and discussed various programmes under his ministry.

During the meeting, the governor emphasized on strengthening welfare schemes in the state.

(Source-Times of India)

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