Haryana

Haryana Women department decides to provide the facility of mobile phones to Circle Supervisors

June 12, 2012 04:08 PM

CHANDIGARH: Haryana Women and Child Development Department has decided to set up a network of its 858 circle offices and provide the facility of mobile phones to Circle Supervisors so as to ensure effective implementation of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme in the State.

Director General, Women and Child Development, Sumita Misra said that as per provision of ICDS manual, the Supervisors have to maintain their circle headquarters from where they could monitor and control function of Anganwadi Centres (AWC). Each Supervisor has to supervise 25 Anganwadi Centres in a month and cover or monitor population of about 20,000 comprising about ten villages.

Director General, Women and Child Development, Sumita Misra said that as per provision of ICDS manual, the Supervisors have to maintain their circle headquarters from where they could monitor and control function of Anganwadi Centres (AWC). Each Supervisor has to supervise 25 Anganwadi Centres in a month and cover or monitor population of about 20,000 comprising about ten villages.

She said that the State Government has sanctioned Rs.28.15 lakh during the financial year 2012-13 to provide the facility of mobile phone worth Rs 1500 and recurring charges of Rs.300 per month to each of the 552 working Supervisors.

Sumita Misra said that the ICDS was being implemented in 148 ICDS projects including 21 urban projects with the network of 25,699 Anganwadi Centres (AWC)including 512 mini AWCs. She said that under this scheme, services of supplementary nutrition, immunization, health check up, referral services, non-formal pre-school education and health and nutrition education were being provided to 11.46 lakh children below six years of age and 3.26 lakh pregnant and nursing mothers.

She said that with these facilities of circle offices and mobile phones, not only the dignity to the job of supervision would be increased, but it would also improve information system under Supplementary Nutrition Programme and other services.

Sumita Misra said that the setting up of circle offices would help the supervisors to hold circle level meetings, maintain their attendance and movement register and other relevant record registers. Besides, it would also ensure the presence of supervisor to the department cadre and to the public.

 
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