Various ICDS in Meghalaya do not have Child Development Project Officers

Social Welfare Minister Paul Lyngdoh on Friday said he would take up with the Centre on the various deficiencies faced by the department.


“I will be meeting the union minister in-charge on Monday in order to brief her about the various shortfalls and deficiencies in the department,” Lyngdoh said.


He said that various Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) centres in the state have not been having Child Development Project Officers (CDPOs), as some of them are also on maternity leave. There is a shortfall which has led to disruption in the service being rendered by the department.


Lyngdoh informed that six posts of CDPOs have been filled up recently after the results have been declared by the MPSC.


“We will be in a position to appoint six new CDPOs within the next two week,” he said.


Meanwhile, the minister has also informed that the department has cleared all arrears of Anganwadi workers, which were pending for the last six months.


“We will be able to pay all of them by the end of this month,” he said.

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