'40 anganwari centres found locked, 55 officials absent during surprise inspection'

Implementation of Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) and supervision by supervisory staff of the department has yet again come under the scanner as during a surprise inspection on Monday, 40 Anganwari centres were found locked and 55 officials absent in Rajouri district.  

Earlier on May 17, 2017, a district level inspection of Anganwari centres was conducted, during which 600 Anganwari centres were found closed, while 1400 Anganwari officials absent from duty in Rajouri district.

In the fresh inspection conducted by district administration on Monday, an official spokesman said that as many as 508 centers were inspected, out of which 40 were found closed at the time of inspection, whereas 55 Anganwadi worker and helper were found absent from the duty, 85 were shown on record under- deployment and 35 centers were found with insufficient number of enrolment as well as nutrition.

The spokesman said that 5 centres were found closed in Kotranka tehsil, 7 in Manjakote, 1 in Siot, 4 in Kalakote, 2 in Nowshera, 9 in Qila Darhal and 4 in Khawas tehsil.

Meanwhile, the district development commissioner Rajouri has sought list of the centres found locked as well as list of the absentees to initiate necessary action under rules.