Social Protection Scheme for Covid Affected Families
Many families in Jammu and Kashmir have lost their near and dear ones due to covid and in lot of cases lone breadwinners of family have died due to Coronavirus leaving the families in distress . The pandemic of Coronavirus has come at a huge cost for many families .
Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha few days back rolled out ‘Special Assistance Scheme for COVID Mortalities – SASCM’ (सक्षम), by handing over the grant of Scholarship and Pension certificates to the children and the members of the families affected due to COVID-19.
It is also learnt that The Lt Governor remarked, “J&K government is committed to support children who lost their parents in this pandemic. The administration as guardian will take all necessary steps for their well-being and education, so they can have a bright future.”
We stand in solidarity with the families who lost the earning member due to the pandemic. Besides pension, every effort will be made to ensure they live a dignified life and have no financial difficulties, said the Lt Governor.
It is our duty and utmost responsibility to support families, restore livelihoods and ensure stability in their life, he added.
For extending handholding to the affected families, a special cell has been constituted in Social Welfare Department to track and facilitate benefits under existing government sponsored welfare schemes which the family may be eligible for, said the Lt Governor.
The Lt Governor remarked that the administration will reach out to every affected family with financial assistance if they are willing to start their own business or other venture for self-employment, besides imparting training and providing market linkages to them.One hopes this Social Protection Scheme goes a long way in securing the well-being of families affected by the Coronavirus.