The Jammu and Kashmir government, under the instructions of Lieutenant Governor, Shri Manoj Sinha, constituted a committee headed by Shri Baseer Ahmad Khan, Advisor to the Lieutenant Governor, to examine all issues pertaining to the Self Help Groups of Engineers scheme. The Committee will examine all the aspects of the Self Help Groups of Engineers scheme in detail, including the background of its creation. The decision was based after taking due cognizance of various representations received from different quarters.
The Committee will examine the pros and cons of the scheme, the reservation of works for the scheme, the extent of utilization of the scheme, the number of Self Help Groups /engineers under the scheme and the impact of the scheme on the quality and cost of the projects. The committee will further suggest alternative courses of action for the future, keeping in view, both the public interest and future of engineers as well.