Cellphones for ICDS staff

Haryana Women and Child Development Department will provide mobile phones to circle supervisors to ensure effective implementation of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme in the state.

Director general of the department, Sumita Misra, on Sunday said the Government has sanctioned Rs 28.15 lakh during 2012-13 to provide a mobile phones worth Rs 1500 each and recurring charges of Rs 300 per month to each of the 552 working circle supervisors.

Misra said the facilities of circle offices and mobile phones would improve the information system under supplementary nutrition programme and other services.

She also said as per provisions of the ICDS manual, the Supervisors have to maintain their circle headquarters from where they can monitor and control the function of the Anganwadi Centres (AWC).

Each Supervisor has to look after 25 anganwadi centres a month and cover or monitor a population of about 20,000 comprising about ten villages.

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