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No corruption in Anganwadi worker selection
Published on 13 Oct. 2009 11:47 PM IST
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Reacting to corruption charges in selection procedure of Anganwadi workers in Assam, state Social Welfare Minister Akon Bora today maintained that no corruption had taken place and declared to institute enquiry and exemplary punishment against any official found indulging in such an act. ‘’The selection of Anganwadi workers is proceeding strictly on merit basis and we have formed special committees, with multi-tier screening procedure, to ensure that only genuine candidates are appointed,’’ Mr Bora said. He informed that his department would look into the charges of bribery raised against a section of its officials in the local media. ‘’Besides, some complaints from other places have also reached us and we are looking into it,’’ he added. The Minister said the final list of selected candidates would be announced only after the selection process in all the districts was completed, reported UNI. ‘’Educated and motivated candidates of economically weak sections would be given priority in appointment,’’ he said, adding that the process was expected to be started by another one month. More than 40,000 workers would be appointed in the over 100 Anganwadi centres and mini centres that would be opened across the state shortly.

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