Wednesday 13, 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
A sum of Rs 4,000 was digitally transferred by chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami into the bank accounts of 33,297 Anganwadi workers of the state on Tuesday. The state government had announced a onetime bonus of Rs 1,000 per worker for appreciable service during the pandemic period. Similarly a sum of Rs 1,000 is given to Aanganwadi workers on the occasion of Rakshabandhan. CM Dhami had recently announced that a sum of Rs 2,000 per month would be given to Anganwadi and other workers for five months. In all a sum of Rs 12,000 would be transferred to the Anganwadi workers and these announcements would cost the state exchequer a sum of Rs 40 crore.
Speaking on the occasion CM Dhami said that apart from infusing transparency the simultaneous transfer of money in the bank accounts of Anganwadi workers is in accordance with the digital India spirit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Appreciating the service rendered by the Anganwadi workers, the CM said that they are working dedicatedly for the welfare of mothers and children of the state. He said that in 100 days of his taking the charge of CM of Uttarakhand, more than 300 decisions were taken. He asserted that the state government is committed to make every possible effort to make Uttarakhand a leading state in the country as per the dream of the PM Modi.
The Women and Child Development minister Rekha Arya said that CM Dhami has fulfilled the promise made by him to the Anganwadi workers of the state.
The Women and Child Development secretary H C Semwal informed that a sum of Rs 4,000 was transferred on Tuesday and the remaining amount (Rs 8,000) would also be transferred into the bank accounts of Anganwadi workers.