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A five-tier monitoring system will eradicate corruption in anganwadis: Govt

The monitoring system has been introduced at national, state, district, block and anganwadi levels

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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A five-tier has been introduced by the to eradicate corruption and strengthen the performance of in the country, the was told.

The has been introduced at national, state, district, block and anganwadi levels, Minister of State for Women and Child Development Minstry Virendra Kumar told the in response to a question.

He also said that the supplementary food provided under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) is tested through four quality control laboratories of the Food Nutrition Board located in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.

"Further, the states and the Union Territories have also been advised to identify and involve Food Analysis Laboratories to get the Supplementary Nutrition Programme samples analysed," Kumar said.

The complaints received in respect of irregularities and corruption in implementation of the ICDS Scheme -- now renamed as anganwadi services -- are forwarded to concerned states and UTs for taking appropriate action.

Reports on complaints which are serious in nature are sought from state governments and UT administrations, he said.

The states and UTs are responsible for their administrative control. Action for any misconduct or for involvement of any employee in any corrupt practices is taken by the respective state governments and the UT administrations as per their service rules, the minister added.

First Published: Fri, December 14 2018. 14:40 IST