Jammu, Mar 14 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir has 8 per cent children, in the age group of 0-5, who are registered under Aadhaar in the state, an official spokesperson said.
A meeting of the Department Related Standing Committee (DRSC-IV) of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council was held here under the chairmanship of MLC, Ramesh Arora, to discuss the overall working of the Information Technology department.
The Committee also discussed the issues about expediting the process of the issuance of Aadhaar card and asked the concerned officials that maximum efforts be made for the age group of 0-5 age where only 8 per cent children are covered so far, the spokesperson said.
Legislators Vibodh Gupta, Saif-ud-Din Bhat and Naresh Kumar Gupta attended the meeting and highlighted the issues regarding the working of the IT department.
The Committee observed that free internet WiFi should be made available to all the employees of the Assembly secretariat including Legislatures.
The chairman of the Committee said that the nodal officers be nominated to get information for various proposals and also monitor the uploading of information, besides issuing instructions to all the concerned departments to upload the requisite information on time.
The chairman said there are approximately 42 schemes sponsored by the state and the central government in the Social Welfare Department and instructed the IT Department to upload special software so that status of the persons, who apply for widow, old age pensions, and handicapped and other categories, can see their status easily. The Committee sought a detailed report about expenditure incurred for adopting the system in the Legislature Council and be submitted to the Council Secretariat.
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