Jagan calls for strengthening state's Anganwadi system

Further, to strengthen the Bhavita Centres for children with special needs, Jagan directed the officials to upgrade one Bhavita Centre in each constituency on a pilot basis.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  26 Sep 2022 11:27 AM GMT
Jagan calls for strengthening states Anganwadi system

Amaravati: During the review meeting with the women and child welfare department, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy laid special focus on Anganwadi centers and the need to strengthen the monitoring and distribution system of nutritional kits.

The CM reviewed the purchase and distribution procedures and it was decided that procurement and distribution would be taken up under Markfed under the pilot project. Jagan also directed the officials to take up third-party inspection with a reputed company. A special helpline number will be displayed at every Anganwadi for any complaints about issues faced in these centers.

Bhavita Centres and juvenile homes

Further, to strengthen the Bhavita Centres for children with special needs, Jagan directed the officials to upgrade one Bhavita Centre in each constituency on a pilot basis. Similarly, he directed the officials to pay special attention to juvenile welfare and correctional centers. Jagan ordered the appointment of a special officer to supervise these juvenile homes and focus on the creation of better facilities in these centers.

Pensions

Jagan also directed the officials to grant pensions to physically/mentally challenged persons who have been issued temporary certificates. These newly-eligible beneficiaries will receive benefits under government schemes in July and December.

Appointment of Anganwadi supervisors

The officials informed the CM that the posts of Anganwadi supervisors will be filled up by 30 September. As per Jagan's orders, the officials said they are conducting the exams in a transparent manner. Examinations are being conducted to appoint one supervisor per mandal to look into the affairs of the Anganwadi. There are 560 posts of extension officers grade-II (supervisors) from the eligible AWWs and contract supervisors to be filled up at Anganwadis.

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