ICDS Supervisor Caught Taking Bribe In Nuapada; 7 ICDS Functionaries Held In 3 Months

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Nuapada: The Vigilance officials on Monday caught an ICDS (Integrated Child Development Services) official for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 80,000. The accused has been identified as Harshamani Dei, ICDS supervisor in Sinapali block of Nuapada district.

According to reports, the accused supervisor had demanded a gratification of Rs 80,000 for an appointment at Anganwadi Centre. With no option left, the woman informed the vigilance officials about the same.

Acting on the plaint, the vigilance sleuths laid a trap and caught her red-handed while accepting the bribe from the complainant. The cops also recovered the bribe money from the possession of the accused ICDS functionary.

Later, the Vigilance team also conducted simultaneous searches at three places including Harshamani’s Sinapali office in Nuapada. Further investigation is underway in this regard, the Vigilance said.

According to reports, in the last three months seven ICDS functionaries have been arrested by Odisha Vigilance on corruption charges:

  1. Smt Mallilata Das, Lady Supervisor, O/o CDPO, Dist Bhadrak (24.8.2021)
  2. Smt Kabita Mathan, AW,Karodakanta AWC, Bhubaneswar (14.9.21)
  3. Ms Subarna Singh, ICDS Supervisor, O/o CDPO Nilagiri, Balasore (30.9.2021)
  4. Smt Meena Patra, CDPO, Biswanathpur, Lanjigarh Block, Kalahandi (4.10. 21)
  5. Smt Puspanjali Rath , CDPO, Th.Rampur Block, Kalahandi (25.10.21)
  6. Smt Sarala Dei, CDPO, Balikuda, Jagatsinghpur (9.11.21)
  7. Smt Harshamani Dei, ICDS Supervisor, Sinapali Block, Nuapada (22.11.21)
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