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Mirabai to scrutinise anganwadi centres, assures balm for Bal Bhavan

IMPHAL, November 14: Minister of Social Welfare, Ak Mirabai has called on the employees of her concerned department to work with unity and transparency. She said that the department is concerned with human development which is far more different and important than developing roads and laying pipelines.

She was speaking as the chief guest at the state-level Children’s Day observation held at Bal Bhawan at Khuman Lampak today.

Mirabai added that the department has been suffering from financial crunches and the salaries of Anganwadi workers and helpers have remained unpaid for some time. “However, with the help of principal secretary, Varun Mittra, we have received Rs 31 crores from the ministry and another Rs 9 crore is in the pipeline,” she stated adding that day by day the problems are decreasing.

The minister also mentioned that the ICDS schemes will be investigated and works will also be scrutinized. “Action will be taken up against non-functioning Anganwadi centres, we will begin a verification for ICDS workers also,” The minister said that the funds will be checked to see whether they are going to the real beneficiaries, she said.

Voicing her satisfaction on the cultural show by the Bal Bhawan children, she said that the talents of the children need to be developed so as to become productive members of society and for a progressive nation. “Change can be brought and will be, by the children. They are the hope of tomorrow,” she said. She accepted that the Bal Bhawan needs to be upgraded and promise her participation in procuring the needed funds for development.

She was however irked by participation of fewer numbers of the concerned officers of the department and made vocal her resent by notifying that irresponsible officers will be reprimanded.

A painting competition was also organized today at Bal Bhawan and the dignitaries inclusive of principal secretary, Varun Mittra who attended as the guest of honor and gave away the prizes to the winners. Director of the department, L Ibobi was the president of the function.

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