Outgoing CDPO Mendhar embroils in nepotism allegations, Mendhar residents seek roll back of newly setup Anganwadi centers
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Outgoing CDPO Mendhar embroils in nepotism allegations, Mendhar residents seek roll back of newly setup Anganwadi centers

MS Nazki

Poonch, July 30: (GNS) With only a day left of his service, outgoing CDPO Mendhar has came under serious allegations from the Mendhar residents over the setup of new Anganwadi centres in the tehsil of district Poonch. Reports reaching GNS said that the residents accused Child Development Project Officer (CDPO) Mendhar alongwith Programme Officer (PO) Poonch of nepotism into the framing of list for the new centres in the tehsil. Locals said that the advertisement for the establishment of nine new Anganwadi centres was made public in 2015. “Why is that they woke up after four years and more importantly why is it that the list is rolled out when the CDPO is almost over with his tenure?” All the centres have been either allotted to blue-eyed people or to people from whom huge amounts have been taken, they said. The locals said that a delegation had even met Deputy Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav for his intervention. ”We brought the issue into the notice of Deputy Commissioner who had then directed that no nutrition be delivered to any of the centres, but even after express directions from his office the CDPO still delivered the ration”, they said. While a superannuation party was going on in the office of CDPO alongside other officials, the people hoisted black flags as a mark of protest against the outgoing official. Denying the allegations, CDPO Mendhar told GNS that, “The interview is conducted by a team constituted by the department where all members sign the list and later on it is duly approved by the Programme officer.” “The list is fair and transparent,” he added. Meanwhile, the protesters have urged Governor-led administration to look into the matter. “We appeal Honorable Governor Satya Pal Malik to take the issue into consideration and launch an enquiry to deliver justice.” (GNS)