12 Duties and responsibilities of various functionaries

[A] Anganwadi Workers (AWW)

Duties & Responsibilities of anganwadi workers

  1. To open an account in the nearest Bank in consultation with AWCMC
  2. To ensure prompt deposit of the fund received
  3. To maintain all the records in the prescribed proforma correctly
  4. To submit all the reports in time
  5. To convene the AWCMC meetings regularly
  6. To liase with the AWCMC and community to make suitable arrangement for cooking the meal
  7. To ensure that there is 100% coverage of the beneficiaries identified
  8. To make arrangement for safe storage of food items
  9. To decide the timing of cooking and supply of meal in consultation with the AWCMC
  10. To activate the Mothers' Group and Adolescent Girls' Group for assistance to Helper in the cooking of meal
  11. To mobilise community's assistance for arranging vegetable milk etc. locally
  12. To spread awareness about exclusive breast feeding, complementary feeding and better child care practices.

[B] Anganwadi Workers but not Secretaries of AWCMC

Duties & Responsibilities of AWWs who are not the Secretaries of the AWCMC

They will assist to Supervisor in maintaining records and preparing the reports and perform all other duties of the AWW as mentioned above. (refer A. Duties & Responsibilities of AWW).

[C] Supervisors

Duties & Responsibilities of Supervisors

  1. Whenever the Supervisor is the Secretary of the AWCMC, she will ensure that Bank Account is opened, AWCMC meetings are convened regularly, all the records are maintained and reports submitted in time
  2. To visit each and every AWC in their jurisdiction at least once every month
  3. To help and guide the AWW, Helper and AWCMC in the proper implementation of the programme
  4. To guide the AWW in maintaining the records and preparation of reports
  5. To ensure that optimum transparency is maintained at the AWC level in the implementation of the programme
  6. To identify the poor performers and those violating the norms on the basis of field visits and analysis of reports and take remedial action
  7. Serious cases of non-performance and dereliction of duty to be reported to the CDPO for necessary action
  8. To arrange for periodic verification of the food items in coordination with Health Deptt. Officials.


Duties & Responsibilities of CDPO

  1. Timely release of fund to the AWC MC as per requisition of the AWCMC for two months
  2. To submit records of accounts to Audit as and when Audit takes place.
  3. To visit many AWCs as possible (minimum 15 in a month) to get the first hand information and feel of the implementation of the programme
  4. To scrutinise and analyse the reports received from AWCs carefully and identify the areas of poor performance or violation of norms for necessary corrective action
  5. To pay utmost attention to the areas where there are poor coordination between the AWW and the AWCMC
  6. To ensure that there is perfect clarity among the AWWs and Supervisors regarding the records and reports to be maintained / submitted
  7. To ensure timely submission of the reports
  8. To liase with the health & FW Deptt. Officials for periodic checking of the food items
  9. To convene regular meetings of the Block Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee and organise visit to the AWCs
  10. To prepare case studies on AWCs where programme is being implementation in an outstanding manner with community support
  11. To liase with the NRHM officials to ensure that the messages on breast feeding, complementary feeding and home based child care practices are conveyed to the target group effectively and as an integral part of the programme
  12. To transfer fund to the Bank Account of AWCMC's within 7 days after receipt of fund from District Level Committee for SNP.


Duties & Responsibilities of the DSWOs

  1. To ensure that District Level Coordination Committee and District Level Committee for SNP Meetings are convened regularly
  2. To ensure that the fund is promptly transferred to the account of the AWCMCs CDPO's.
  3. Supervise visits are organised to the project offices and AWCs to see the actual implementation of the programme
  4. To submit the reports regarding implementation of the programme in time and prescribed manner

[F] Divisional Programme Officers

Duties & Responsibilities of Divisional Programme Officers

  1. To review the implementation of the programme with the the CDPOs every month
  2. To visit every district within his/her jurisdiction once every month and review the position with DSWO
  3. To attend the District Coordination Committee meeting and as many Block Level Coordination Committee meetings as possible every month
  4. To visit at least 10 project offices and AWCs there under every month to get the tactical feel of the implementation of the programme
  5. To identify the cases of poor performance and dereliction of duty by ICDS functionaries and take / recommend suitable corrective / disciplinary action against them

Director, Social Welfare shall be taking all the necessary steps to ensure close and constant monitoring of the implementation process.