Jammu – The state government has released adequate funds for paying the pending honorarium to the Anganwari workers and helpers, besides ICD staff, while sufficient stocks are available at all the Anganwari centers to meet the nutrition needs till the month of October 2012.
Responding to a news item appearing in a section of press, ICDS staff without salaries for six months , Nutrition tendering delayed , the directorate of Social Welfare Department has made it clear that the funds under honorarium to anganwadi workers and anganwadi helpers were released to the subordinate offices in the month of April and July 2012 to clear the pending liability and regular honorarium up to the month of June 2012. Now the funds released by the administrative department vide Govt No.271-SW of 2012 dated 28-9-2012 stands distributed to the subordinate offices to clear the Hon of AWWs and AWHs upto the month of August/September 2012 so far as salary to ICDS staff is concerned the funds released by the administrative department vide above Govt order stands also released to the subordinate offices which are sufficient to clear the salary upto the month of September 2012.
As regards the delay in tendering of nutrition and dried up of anganwadi centres for want of nutrition times, it is intimated that sufficient nutrition is available in all the anganwadi centres which will suffice upto the month of October 2012 as per the nutrition status submitted by the concerned district programme officers/nodal officers. However it is also submitted that the nutrition is being procured through district level purchase committees headed by the concerned DDC and the process of tendering is at final stage in almost all the district of Jammu division.
The DDCs have also been requested to complete the process of tendering as early as possible so that the anganwadi centres may not run dry. Besides all the programme officers/nodal officers have also been directed to follow up the matter with the concerned DDC for completion of tendering process at an earliest.
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