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.

Written by Debabrata Mohanty | Updated: May 27, 2017 9:22 pm
Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme, garib kalyan interest free deposit, garib kalyan deposit, garib kalyan deposit last date, business news, india news, indian express news, latest news Currently, Sourendri Dhal gets a salary of Rs 6500 a month. (File)

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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