Tribal and Scheduled Caste Development Minister Shri Kunwar Vijay Shah has issued directives to the department and medical education department officials to ensure appointment of doctors in tribal dominated areas and hammer out a draft to provide financial help to tribal students so that the tribal medical students can render their services at least ten years at their tribal dominated area. The minister said that more than 500 posts of doctors are lying vacant in the state. Shri Shah also asked the officials of medical education department for framing out a proposal for opening a tribal medical college. Only tribal students will be taught in this medical college. The minister was addressing at a review meeting of department progress today.
On this occasion, Narmada Valley Development Authority Vice Chairman Shri O.P. Rawat, Additional Chief Secretary Forest Shri M.K. Rai, Principal Secretaries of various departments, HoDs, Tribal Development Department Principal Secretary Shri Devraj Birdi were present.
It was informed at the meeting that a sum of Rs 5 thousand 306 crore has been allotted for the additional schemes of the department. Three thousand crore has been spent till the end of December for the developmental works. Similarly, 3 thousand 636 crore was spent for the development of people belonging to schedule caste. Besides, a sum of Rs two thousand 57 crore has been spent by various departments under schemes to the welfare of schedule caste members.
The Tribal Development Minister Kunwar Shah said it should be ensured that maximum people of tribal community get benefit of Ladli Laxmi Yojna. For this, Angwanwadi workers should lay extra efforts. The Minister asked the officials to develop SC/ST police stations Alirajpur and Singroli with high tech facilities in security point of view. Besides, initiate a pilot project to maintain law and order at the police stations of Khandwa and Ujjain.
The officials were directed at the meeting to hold camps for disabled people for jobs. To prepare project to generate job opportunities through rural industries and ensure water tanks in remote areas.