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Sonowal asks Social Welfare Dept to fine-tune its functioning

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Chief Minister Sarbananda today directed the to fine-tune its functioning and provide nutrition to women and children who are from the underprivileged section of the society.

had earlier directed the streamlining of the department which led to the deletion of the names of non-existent children with the number of beneficiaries pruned to 35 lakh, thereby providing a relief to the state exchequer to the tune of Rs 150 crore every year, an official release said.

had ordered an inquiry into the allegation of fraudulently entering 'ghost names' and siphoning off money from the Anganwadi Centres in the state.

Sonowal also urged Social Welfare Department's to expeditiously complete the survey of the specially abled people so that the government's decision of providing financial assistance of Rs 12,000 to each disabled at the rate of Rs 1,000 per month can be given.

He also took stock of Integrated Child Development Scheme, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana, Deen Dayal Divyanjan Sahajya Achoni, Integrated Child Protection Scheme.

Sonowal also asked the to use the budgetary allotment of Rs 400 lakh given for the first time to put a spanner on child marriage, child trafficking and child labour.

Pramila Rani Brahma, Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister and other senior officers of the department were also present at the meeting.

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First Published: Fri, May 11 2018. 21:45 IST
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