Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur met Union Minister for Textiles, Women and Child Development Smriti Irani at New Delhi today.
He requested for increasing the limit of district foster care and sponsorship fund limit from existing Rs. 10 lakh to Rs. 20 lakh per district per year. He also urged for appointing four security personnel for every child care organisation under Baal sanrakshan sewayen yojna keeping in view the provisions under Juvenile Justice ( care and protect of children ) Act 2015. He also requested for providing budget for the salary of such appointees.
Chief Minister apprised the Union Minister that salaries and allowances to 428 posts under ICDS may be exempted under new guidelines and may be allowed under 90:10 sharing pattern by centre and state.
Smriti Irani also reviewed the status of schemes of Ministry of Women and Child Development in the state and lauded the progress made by the state. Status of Poshan Abhiyan, Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojna, Anganwadi services, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, scheme for adolescent girls and child protection services were reviewed.
Dr Shrikant Baldi Chief Secretary briefed about the progress made under various schemes.