Puducherry, Nov 14: The Puducherry administration would soon implement the Domestic Violance Act(DVA) and also set a up 'Children's Commission' in the Union Territory, Minister for Civil Supplies and Welfare M Kandasamy said on Friday, Nov 14.
Inaugurating the Children's Day celebrations organised by the Department of Women and Child Development here, Mr Kandasamy said the Anganwadi workers could help to tide over the financial crunch in the administration by identifying the eligible people for several schemes implemented by the adminstration.
The minister added the administration was in the process of seizing bogus ration cards. Efforts were on to streamline the procedure by identifying rich people possessing red colour ration cards and the poor holding yellow colour cards, he added.
Mr Kandasamy said 20,000 physically-challenged people were getting pension, about two per cent of the population. He added that in a particular constituency, as many as 700 physically-challenged people were getting pension, while the actual number would be about 400 only and such irregularties should be removed.
Stating that presently there was a trend among the rural parents to send their children to private schools, resulting in a decline in the number of children in Anganwadi Centres, Mr Kandasamy exhorted the Anganwadi workers to ensure that their children were sent to Anganwadis.
The minister, who called up on the government employees to discharge their duties with dedication, said the Ambedkar Manimandapam in Puducherry would be inaugurated on December 4 by the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment.