DC orders suspension of anganwadi supervisor

Visit exposes poor conditions at centres in Shidlaghatta villages

 Deputy Commissioner Dr N Manjula ordered suspension of an anganwadi supervisor and also warned of strict action against workers for dereliction of duty.

She was on a visit to anganwadi centres at Pillagundlahalli and Anemadagu villages in the taluk which were in a dismal condition. Foods meant for distribution among children were being munched rodents. The mats for children to sit were lying in a corner of a room.

The dust had settled on vessels in the kitchen. None of the records were maintained properly.

Upset over abysmal condition  of the anganwadi centre, the deputy commissioner immediately ordered suspension of supervisor Shantamma.

She also decided to withhold a month’s salary of the workers at the centres one and two in Anemadagu village.

Manjula directed Women and Child Welfare Department deputy director Surekha to serve show-cause notice on the workers in Pillagundlahalli.

Officers’ apathy

She took task the officials for their apathy towards the anganwadi centres. “Why can’t you visit these anganwadi centres when you are given vehicle facility?” she asked Surekha as well as CDPO Prakashkumar.

“Why have you not given report on delay by MSPTCL, a contract agency, in supplying food items to the anganwadis? I will write to the government, seeking to it to take necessary action against the errants.:

She noticed that anganwadi centre in Anemadagu lacks basic facilities. The deputy commissioner directed tahsildar L Bheemanaik to shift the centre to some other building and provide toilet and drinking water facilities.

When she was informed of three-year-old Ramya suffering from cardiac problem, the deputy commissioner directed Surekha and Bheemanaik to arrange for release of grants under ‘Balasanjeevini’ scheme towards her treatment.

Later she visited the centres in Pindipapanahalli, Sonnenahalli, Veerapur and Handiganala villages.

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