Odisha anganwadi worker with Rs 6500, monthly salary is crorepati in 9 years of service



Odisha anganwadi worker with Rs 6500, monthly salary is crorepati in 9 years of service

During search at her paternal house, the vigilance officials found documents of a triple storied building in Bhubaneswar, 13 plots worth Rs 1.7 crore, 3 SUVs and a pick-up vehicle, several life insurance polices worth Rs 2.33 crore.


Odisha vigilance sleuths Saturday found disproportionate assets of more than Rs 2 crore from a woman anganwadi worker of coastal Kendrapara district with a monthly salary of Rs 6500.
Sourendri Dhal, who joined as anganwadi worker in Balabhadrapur village of Kendrapara’s Pattamundai block in 2008 with a remuneration of Rs.4,500 per month was alleged to have amassed wealth disproportionate to her known source of income. Currently she gets a salary of Rs 6500 a month.
During search at her paternal house and her office room, the vigilance officials found documents of a triple storied building in Bhubaneswar, 13 plots worth Rs 1.7 crore, 3 SUVs and a pick-up vehicle, several life insurance polices worth Rs 2.33 crore. The sleuths also found that she had started a chhatua mix factory that was supplying for consumption to anganwadi centres.
The anganwadi workers are involved in planning and implementation of the supplementary nutrition programme of the children between 0 and 6 years as well as lactating and pregnant mothers at respective anganwadi centres. They also do local procurement of food materials.

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