Supplementary Nutrition Under ICDS
The Ministry of Women and Child Development, vide communication dated 13.01.2021 to all States/Union Territories, have issued Streamlining Guidelines on Quality Assurance, Roles and Responsibilities of Duty Holders, procedure for procurement, integrating AYUSH concepts and Data Management and Monitoring through `Poshan Tracker’ for transparency, efficiency and accountability in delivery of Supplementary Nutrition.
As per the above guidelines, States/UTs must introduce transparent processes for procurement as per GFR and vigilance guidelines and ensure that Take Home Ration (THR) procured conforms to technical and nutritional standards set by Ministry of Women and Child Development. All the States/Union Territories are required to adhere to these guidelines scrupulously.
This information was given by the Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.