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Chief Secretary AK Mehta was chairing a meeting in Jammu on Monday.

Excelsior correspondent
JAMMU, January 3: The Chief Secretary today called on the Transportation Department to improve the operational efficiency of J&K RTC to enable it to post operational profits over the next three months.
He made this observation while reviewing the functioning of the transport department in which the commissioner-secretary, transport and other senior officials of the department were present.
Dr Mehta said the department needs to move towards full end-to-end digitization of all services rendered online and ensure the introduction of the electronic office in all subordinate offices.
The chief secretary said the department should ensure that the fleet of motorcycles purchased by the department are deployed on national roads to enforce lane discipline among commuters.
He further ordered the ministry to take measures to ensure that roadside parking is not allowed anywhere on national roads.
Earlier, the Transport Commissioner / Secretary indicated in his presentation that the ministry has generated more revenue over the past 03 years and all services are provided by the ministry online.
He further informed that the department will implement a vehicle tracking platform for safety and law enforcement at J&K to ensure continuous monitoring of all utility vehicles for better road safety. women and girls.
He was further informed that the policy on electric vehicles will be notified soon and in order to encourage people to buy electric vehicles, a 100% exemption from road tax has been allowed on the purchase of electric vehicles.
The chief secretary said that there is a need to improve the bus stations and that each district headquarters should have a suitable bus station with all the necessary public facilities for the well-being of the people.
Dr Mehta advised the department to use FM channels etc. to inform people in advance of the state of congestion / traffic flow on various roads in the capitals of Jammu and Srinagar and on national highways so that they can plan their visits accordingly. .
The chief secretary asked the department to ensure that compensation for victims of traffic accidents is paid within 24 hours of the accident.
Dr Mehta focused on improving the operational efficiency of J&K RTC and asked the department to ensure that mileage per day and per vehicle is increased appropriately for a better return on investment.
He further said the department needs to institute a robust monitoring system to continuously monitor the performance of company vehicles to improve results.
The administrative secretary of ARI in his presentation informed that the department has reviewed the draft recruitment rules for 20 departments over the past year.
It was further informed that 8 offices have been the subject of an administrative inspection so far during the current fiscal year and that the administrative inspection of 8 other offices will be carried out by the end of the year. current exercise.
The chief secretary asked the department to update the recruitment rules and finalize the seniority lists of all departments, autonomous bodies and universities within one month.
Dr Mehta asked the department that all recruiting rules be updated and uploaded to the respective department’s websites.
The chief secretary asked the department to ensure that an administrative inspection of all offices is carried out at least once a year in order to improve the efficiency of the system.
Meanwhile, Dr Mehta said that identifying, rehabilitating and empowering vulnerable / disadvantaged women and children in J&K must be the sustained policy goal of the Department of Social Welfare.
He made the observation during the review of the department’s progress in UT capital spending at a meeting attended by the secretary and other senior officials of the Department of Protection. social.
The Chief Secretary called on the department to adopt community dialogue, social and behavior change interventions and support through institutions to empower vulnerable / disadvantaged women / children in UT.
“Vulnerable / disadvantaged people should feel that if they come to the government they will be well cared for,” he said.
Former Secretary of Social Welfare Department Sheetal Nanda said in his presentation that the department will soon launch skills development programs for vulnerable and disadvantaged women in collaboration with Mission Youth.
Dr Mehta instructed the department to design and deploy Mahila Sashaktikaran Yojana for integrated social assistance to disadvantaged women and children within an appropriate institutional framework, which also includes provision for stakeholder feedback by January 15, 2022. .
The Chief Secretary asked the department to consider whether it could intervene to complement / improve the efforts of these social workers hired by TISS for better results.
He instructed the department to deploy the aid system for disadvantaged women in close hitching with Mission Jeunesse by January 15, 2022.
Dr Mehta further called on the Department of Social Welfare to coordinate with the Department of Home Affairs to establish more female police stations in J&K.
He added that the elderly who receive inadequate social support from their children or relatives must also be cared for and that retirement homes should be reimagined as centers for legal, medical and psychological assistance in one-stop-shop.
Dr Mehta said that no one in distress / or in need of help should not be left behind.
He also called on the ministry to set up a 24 × 7 helpline for the welfare of the elderly.

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