Udupi, Jan 10 2020: Minister for Women and Children Welfare Shashikala Jolle said the target fixed for all schemes under Women and Children Welfare Department would be increased. Targets fixed for beneficiary schemes is not adequate compared to schemes implemented by other departments, Minister Shashikala observed while reviewing progress of schemes implemented by Women and Children Welfare Department, Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Departments in ZP building.
The minister said due to various reasons the beneficiaries were not identified for Bhaghyalakshmi bond scheme for the fiscal years from 2013 to 2017.
She also instructed officials to strengthen ’Mahila Santvana Kendra’. She directed officials to take immediate action after being informed that 98 children suffer from malnutrition.
Shashikala directed officials to submit a proposal on releasing funds for ’Sakhi’, a one-stop centre for women victims.
The minister asserted that the e-KYC is mandatory to avoid the corruption. Thus the date for submitting e-KYC for ration cards was extended untill March 31.
Of the total 7,528 applications submitted for ration cards, 3,888 applications had been disposed. As many as 2,051 applications were cancelled by the departments. She said officials should convince applicants on cancelling the ration cards if they were found ineligible.
Hi-tech Anganwadis : Minister Shashikala said the new Anganawadis in state would be equipped with hi-tech infrastructural facilities.
She said digitalisation will be introduced in the Anganawadis. The teachers will be trained by the government.
Minister said bio-metric system would be implemented in the Anganawadis.
Poshan Abhiyan within a fornight :
The Minister for Women and Children Welfare Shashikala Jolle said the government would implement the Centre’s most ambitious programme, ‘Poshan Abhiyan’, within a fortnight.
“For the next five months, steps will be initiated to ensure the success of the programme,” she said after inaugurating the newly built office of Deputy Director of Women and Child Welfare Department on Balabhavan premises. Under the scheme Anganawadi assistants and workers will receive smart phones to record details of a child’s growth.
She said the honorarium for Anganawadi workers was increased by Rs 2,000. “Attempts will be made to ensure that the salary is credited to the accounts of Anganwadis by 10th of every month. Sixty per cent of the vacant posts will be filled at the earliest to ensure effective functioning of the department,” she assured.
The work burden of Anganawadi workers and assistants will be reduced, she promised and invited suggestions on giving a dignified name to Anganwadi workers. The minister said the Deputy Directors of Women and Child Welfare Department were made to attend personality development workshops.
This will also be extended to Anganawadi workers and assistants, she added.