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Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
02-December-2011 13:34 IST
Revamp of ICDS Scheme
The Government in Ministry of Women & Child Development has a proposal for Strengthening and Restructuring of Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme. The Expenditure Finance Committee (EFC) proposal has been circulated for inter-ministerial consultation. The Minister of Women & Child Development Smt. Krishna Tirath revealed this in Lok Sabha recently in written reply to a question.

The Minister further stated that the purpose of strengthening and restructuring the scheme is to remove the programmatic, management and institutional gaps, besides contributing towards the reduction of child malnutrition and improving child development outcomes. The proposal envisages revision of cost norms for SNP and linkage with consumer price index, revision of financial norms, construction of Anganwadi Centers (AWCs), strengthening of package of services, ECCE, putting ICDS in a Mission mode etc. The Annual Budget would look up after the proposal is approved.