Sisodia inspects 6 anganwadis, finds irregularities

New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today directed to terminate the services of six officials of three anganwadi centres in east Delhi after he found “gross irregularities” during an inspection there.

He also ordered the Delhi government officials to carry out inspection of the city’s 10,000 anganwadi centres and made an appeal to people to register their complain with the government if they come across any irregularities at such centres in their localities.

“Today I inspected six of anganwadi centres in East Delhi’s Krishna Nagar and Gandhi Nagar area and found gross irregularities at three of the centres.

“At these anganwadis, 75 per cent of children’s names in attendance registers turned out to be bogus when I physically visited 200 of registered residences,” Sisodia told a press conference.

He also holds the women and child development portfolio.

The deputy chief minister said that in May, children’s fake attendance were marked in the registers at three centres and they were getting all facilities only on papers.

According to Sisodia, he has ordered to terminate the services of six officials including heads and their helpers at these anganwadi centres.

I have ordered inspection of all 10,000 anganwadi centres in the city and senior officers will also pay visit every week to ensure that every things are in place, Sisodia said, adding that once the inspection is completed, he will himself check all the records.

“This (AAP) government is very serious about children issues. Government spends Rs 400 crore on anganwadi which is the base of country, and whoever tries to hit this base, strict action will be taken,” the deputy CM said.

Making an appeal to people to help the government to check “irregularities” at anganwadi, Sisodia said that they should come forward and complain if they see any wrongdoing at these centres.