The Rajasthan authorities has issued an order terminating the companies of contractual employees employed for Nationwide Diet Mission citing delay by the Centre in issuing tips for a revamped scheme first introduced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman throughout her Finances speech this yr.
An estimated 680 personnel affected by the order within the State have now written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi searching for aid within the matter.
“As per a letter from the Authorities of India dated 06.02.2020 the length of implementation of Poshan Abhiyaan was prolonged until 31.03.2021. We have now not obtained directions from the Centre on implementation of the scheme past this date. We are able to solely rent manpower after instructions from the Centre,” mentioned a letter dated April 1 from Rajasthan’s Ladies and Baby Growth Division to a 3rd celebration manpower supplier, M/s. Chief Star Safety Restricted.
The Nationwide Diet Mission or Poshan Abhiyan was authorized by the Union Cupboard in December 2017. The monetary approval for the scheme was issued by the Centre till March 31, 2021.
“We’re hopeful that the Centre will present a clarification on fund allocation for the scheme in just a few days,” Secretary of Rajasthan authorities’s Ladies and Baby Growth Division, Ok.Ok. Pathak, mentioned.
Although the Finance Minister introduced a revamped Poshan 2.0 by merging Supplementary Diet Programme (beneath which meals is given to beneficiaries at anganwadis) in her Finances speech, it’s learnt that the Ministry for Ladies and Baby Growth is giving ending touches to the programme, following which it is going to be despatched for a Cupboard nod.