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SRINAGAR — The authorities have asked District Programme Officers and Child Development Project Officers to detach all Aganwadi workers and helpers attached with Poshan Projects.

According to a circular, as per the news agency KNS, the Anganwadi workers and helpers are front-line workers fulfilling various objectives of the Anganwadi Services Scheme and ensuring continuous delivery of nutritional support to the target beneficiaries viz; children up to the age of six years, pregnant women and lactating mothers.

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The order further reads that it has come to the notice that some Anganwadi workers/Anganwadi helpers have been attached in offices of the various Poshan Projects and have been assigned certain tasks, leaving the Anganwadi Centres un-manned with the result the Anganwadi centres become defunct, thus depriving beneficiaries of availing essential services leading to imbalance and difficulty in implementation of various tasks associated with Anganwadi workers/helpers affecting the overall implementation of the schemes under Poshan Abhiyaan.

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Accordingly, it is enjoined upon all the District Programme Officers and Child Development Project Officers, to detach all such Anganwadi workers/helpers with immediate effect who have been attached at Poshan Projects and in case it is found that any Anganwadi worker/helper still continues to work in any Poshan Project, her honorarium may be recovered from the salary of the CDPO concerned, the order reads.

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