The Chief Minister said that Himachal Pradesh had made commendable progress in ensuring proper diet and nutrition to the infants, lactating and expectant mothers. The credit for this goes to the effective functioning of Women and Child Welfare Directorate, Panchayati Raj Institutions, and other organizations at the grass-root level
Shimla,una, Kangra and Kullu District Won National Level award:
Increased wages for Anganwari workers:
The Chief Minister said that keeping in view the hard work rendered by the Anganwari workers, the State Government was providing an additional honorarium of Rs. 1800 to Anganwari workers, Rs. 1100 to mini Anganwari workers and Rs. 900 to sahayikas per month. He said that the State Government had also made a provision of 25 percent in the recruitment and promotion Rules for promotion from supervisors to Child Development Project Officers so that maximum promotion avenues could be ensured for Supervisors.
Specially abled children were rewarded for there performance :
Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr. Rajiv Saizal said that the State Government under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was committed for the welfare of weaker sections of the society. He said that the State Government during the last over one and half years had launched several innovative welfare schemes for the socio-economic upliftment of vulnerable sections of the society.
Additional Chief Secretary, Social Justice, and Empowerment Nisha Singh said that three districts of the State including Shimla, Sirmour and Mandi had been awarded with National awards for commendable works under "Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao" and "Poshan" programmes. She said that seven students of the State have won medals during the Special Olympics World Summer Games held at Abu Dhabi from 14 to 21 March this year. She also made a power point presentation on various activities of the department.