DDC Shopian convenes Tribal sub plan meet

Shopian: The Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) meeting was convened here at Mini Secretariat, Arhama Shopian today with District Development Commissioner Shopian Choudhary Mohammad Yasin in chair.
Among others Chief Planning Officer, Assistant Commissioner Development, Executive Engineer, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Education Officer & other Officers of line departments were present.
Speaking on the occasion, the DDC said that TSP is a strategy for the rapid Socio-economic development of tribal people and forms a part of annual Plan & the benefits given to the tribals and tribal areas are in addition to what percolates from the overall Plan.
He said the funds provided under the Tribal Sub Plan have to be at least in proportion to the ST population of the district and the funds so far, provided should be utilized for execution of works earmarked.
The DDC directed the concerned to provide allocation for TSP on voluntary basis. He said that since it is a demand driven programme, the requirement of funds and employment generation will depend on demand for work from the job card holders.