• January to March 2024 Article ID: NSS8538 Impact Factor:7.60 Cite Score:828 Download: 39 DOI: https://doi.org/90 View PDf

    An Audit of Integrated Child Development Services Program (A Study of Salumbar Project)

      Manish Bansal
        B. Com, M. Com (ABST, Bus Adm., BBE), CS executive, MBA, CA foundation, Sector 11, Hiran Magri, Udaipur (Raj.)
  • Introduction: Integrated Child Development Services is the only national program that addresses the needs of children under 6 years of age. It provides facilities like supplementary nutrition, health care and pre-school education to young children in an integrated manner. The health and nutritional needs of children cannot be met apart from their mother, that is why adolescent girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers have also been included in the programme.

        Integrated Child Development Services provides its services through a vast network of Anganwadi centres. Anganwadi is actually a courtyard-based center which is run by an Anganwadi worker who receives normal honorarium and is assisted by a part-time assistant. Each Anganwadi has to reach a population of about 1000 (about 200 families). Local Anganwadi is the foundation stone of the framework of integrated child development services.

        In the presented research article, the expenditure incurred by the government on supplementary nutrition to the beneficiaries of 20 centers associated with the project implemented in Salumber Panchayat Samiti of Salumber district under Integrated Child Development Services has been studied in the context of the financial year 2023-24.