Need to bring all welfare schemes under one umbrella: Sukhbir



Chandigarh: There is a need to bring all social welfare schemes, including scholarships and incentives, under one umbrella to improve their delivery, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Thursday.

Reviewing the implementation of various welfare schemes here, the deputy chief minister said that due to fragmented approach of different welfare schemes coupled with plethora of departments implementing those, the delivery system does not fulfil the purpose for which these schemes were originally framed.

He said that due to lack of publicity regarding most schemes, the beneficiaries themselves were unaware of them, resulting in their poor implementation.

Badal said the administrative reforms panel would also consider clubbing all schemes and bringing them under one umbrella for their effective implementation.

PTI