ICDS scheme: Cell phones to supervisors in Haryana
Chandigarh, June 12 : Haryana Women and Child Development Department has decided to set up a network of its 858 circle offices by providing mobile phones to circle supervisors to ensure effective implementation of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme in the state.
Director General, Women and Child Development, Sumita Misra said here today that as per provisions 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 the State Government has sanctioned Rs 28.15 lakh during the financial year 2012-13 to provide the facility of mobile phones and recurring charges of Rs 300 per month to each of the 552 working Supervisors.
Altogether 148 units of the ICDS project were being implemented including 21 urban projects with the network of 25,699 Anganwadi Centres (AWC) including 512 mini AWCs, the Director General said.
According to Ms Misra the setting up of circle offices would help the supervisors to hold circle level meetings and maintain their record registers. Besides, it would also ensure the presence of supervisor to the department cadre and to the public.
Under the ICDS, 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.