Integrated Child Development Service

Contact Person

District Programme Officer ICDS
District Kargil
Phone No: – 01985-232023

Brief History of the (ICDS) public authority.

ICDS is the country’s most comprehensive of multi dimensional programme. It is a centre sponsored scheme of the Ministry of Women &Child Development.
ICDS Programme was launched on 02 October 1975 the 106th birth anniversary of Mahatama Ghandi the father of Nation.
ICDS is the most unique programme for early childhood care and development encompassing integrated service for development of below six years expectant and nursing mothers and adolescent girls living in the most backward, rural urban and tribal areas.
ICDS has child centered approach based on the rational the child care cognitive and psycho-social development and the child’s health and nutritional wellbeing mutually reinforce each other.
ICDS is a community based programme for effective implementation of the programme members of the community i.e members of panchayati raj, Mahillas mandal of youth club , and local leaders. Voluntary organizations and primary school bodies etc.

Objectives of ICDS.

Lay foundation for the proper psychological physics and social development of the child.
Impore nutritional &Health status of children below six year.
Reduce incidence of Mortality Morbidity Malnutrition &school dropouts.
Achieve effective coordination of policy and implementation amongst various departments.
Enhance the capabilities of the mother to look after the normal health and nutritional needs of child through proper nutrition &health education.


Integrated Child Development Service ICDS is the world that speaks of government is commitment to children, who are future pillars for a strong human resource development needed by India.
The Anganwadi Worker is one of most important frontline workers who awn s major responsibility for delivering an integrated package of services to child and women and building up the capacity of community.

As we move ahead in this millennium with children at the top of the national agenda. Let us renew our commitments towards children and recognized the achievement of the ICDS programme. Especially of the Anganwadi Workers. All individuals and agencies working with children may join hands to strengthen the ICDS programme by supporting the efforts of ICDS functionaries and encourages them to full fill the goal of the children survivalgrowth and development that make children’s rights a reality.

  • Right to Survival
  • Right to Participation
  • Right to protection
  • Right to Development List of Services being provided by the public authority with a brief write up on them.

Central Government Schemes:

Six packages of services by ICDS:-

  • SNP – Supplementary Nutrition Programme.
  • Health check up
  • Immunization
  • Referral services
  • Pre-School education
  • Health &Nutrition education
  • Kishori Shakti Youjna.

[ICDS Beneficiaries]

Children below six year
Expectant and Nursing Mothers
Adolescent Girls.
Women in the age group of 15-45 years.

S N P:-

Supplementary Nutrition includes supplementary feeding and distribution of nutrition supplements i.e. Vitamin A and iron and folic Acid tablets to the beneficiaries.

Supplementary feeding:-

At Anganwadi Centre supplementary food is provided with an aim to meet the gap of nearly1/3 rd of colories and protein requirement for a day of children below 6 year as well as of adolescent girls, pregnant women and nursing mothers.
Supplementary food is given to severely malnourished children in twice the quqntity (double) ration given to moderately malnourished children’s.
While distributing supplementary food, special attention is given to children below 3 years of age.

Health Check up:-

Antennal check- up of pregnant women.
Post natal check up of nursing women.
Health checks up of children under six year of age.

Antennal check up:-

An Anganwadi Worker ensure the pregnant women.
Gets three antennal checkups done during the pregnancy . During the checkup complete physical examination of the pregnant women should be done.
Take tetanus toxoid immunization.
Takes IFA supplementary food at AWC.
Has her delivery conducted by trained dai or in the hospital.
Has complete information an prenatal natal and post natal care.

Post natal check-up:-

An Anganwadi worker ensure that at least two visits are paid to nursing mothers by Health staff within first 10 days delivery for observing the condition of cord and general health of the mother, weigh the baby as soon as possible after birth and record the weight on growth chart.
Ensure that breastfeeding in well established.

Health Check up of Children under six year:-

Insure the health check up of children done quarterly by the health staff.
Gives special care to children at (Risk) and monitors their growth regularly.


Immunization is a process by which a child in protected against discusses through vaccine.
Immunization protect children against six killer disease i.e, tuberculosis, and diphtheria whooping a cough, tetanus, polio militias and measles.
A child should be fully immunized against these disease otherwise he she may suffer from illness, become permanent disabled or become undernourished or may die, During pregnancy women is immunized with tetanus toxoid TT to protect against tetanus.
Every child must be fully immunized as per the immunization scheduled to complete protection against these discase. In ICDS affixed day strategy in adopted to immunize children.
Immunization facilities are available at the AWC/Sub centre/primary Health centre free of cost.

Referral Services:-

An Anganwadi worker refers children and women who need immediate medical care PHC/Hospital using a prescribed referral slip.

Kishorei Shakti Youjna:

Under this scheme twenty Grils in the age group of 11-18 years are identified from all eligible Girls in the Anganwadi Centre only 10% of the total AWCs in an ICDS projects are selected to service as Balika Mandal.

Objectives of KSY:-

Under this scheme twenty girls in the age under of 11-18 years are identified from all eligible girls in the Anganwadi Centres only 1% of the total AWCs in an ICDS project are selected to service as Balika Mandal.

  • Improve the nutrition and helath status of girls in the age group of 11-18 years.
  • Proved the required literacy and numerate skills through the non-formal stream of education, to stimulate a desire for more social exposure and knowledge and to help them improve their decisions making capabilities.
  • train and equip the adolescent girls to improve/upgrade home based and vocational skill.
  • Promote awareness of health hygiene nutrition and family welfare, home management and child care and to take all measures so as to facilitate their marrying only after attaining the age of 18 years and if possible even later.
  • Gain a better understanding of their environment related social issues and the impact on their lives, and
  • Encourage adolescent girls to initiate various activities so as to become productive and useful member of the society.

Under ICDS Programme Kishori Shakti Youjna (KSY) in being implemented to empower adolescent girls so as to enable them to grow and delovep take changes of their lives.

Pre-School activities:

Pre-School Education Activities in an Anganwadi centre are planned and organized to promote holistic development of children.
Pre-School Education materials and equipments are provided form CDPOs officers.Low cost ply materials are prepared by the Anganwadi Workers Pre School Education in ICDS is a child centred porograme for 3 to6 years old children which follows the play way activity approach PSE activities are organized daily at AWC for about 2hours.
PSE focuses on hoslictic development of the child and provides a stimulating play environment for her physical cognitive and psychosocial development.
PSE does not have syllabus for teaching but lays the foundation for the same i.e development of reading, writing and number worth.
PSE in flexible to children,s needs and does not focus on school achievements.

Health and Nutrition Education:-

Nutrition and Health Education and counseling to the mothers.
Nutrition and Health Education HNE is provided with an aim to enhance the capacity of mothers and community to look after the health and nutritional needs of children with in the family environment. HNE.
Helps in promoting antenatal care maternal and child health, child survived and development.

Mechaism available for monitoring the Service delivery and public grievances resolution.

Any specific information /grievance related to workers and beneficiaries and other areas of concern of the department in addressed immediately by the concerned Child Development Project Officer. It may be in the form of letter, fax, and telephone E-mail etc.

Address of the main office and other offices at different levels.

Main Office:-
Office of the District Programme Officer ICDS Kargil.
Contact: 01985-232023

Office at Block level.
Child Development Project Officer.
Kargil, Shargole, Drass, Sankoo, Taisuru, Shakar Chiktan and Zanskar.
Morning hours of the Officer:- 10.00am
Closing hours of the office:- 4.00pm.
(six days a week)

Powers and Duties of offices and employees

District Programme Officer ICDS Kargil.
Administrative Power:-
He/She is the head of office in charge of establishment and administration of ICDS Department.

Financial Powers:-

To accord administrative approval up to 5.00lacs.


  • He/She is overall in charge of all scheme implemented by the Child Development Officers.
  • Monitorig, inspection and supervision of the performance of the scheme and submission of report to higher authority.
  • Conduct of Review Meeting for assessing the performance of the scheme and take corrective action and submission of Report to the higher authorities.
  • Any other works assigned to by the Council/DC.


ICDS Teams, their Role and job Responsibilities.

A Child Development Project Officer is supported by a team of 4-5 Supeervisors who guide and supervise Anganwadi workers.
In large ICDS Projects where there are more than 150 AWCs in a project an Assistant Child Development Project Officer in also part of the team.
A Supervisor has responsibility of supervising 20,25 and 17 Anganwadi workers in rural, urban and tribal projects respectively.
A Supervisor guides an Anganwadi worker in planning and organizing delivery of ICDS services at AWC and also gives on the spot guidance of training as and when required.
As Anganwadi worker is a community basied frontline voluntary workers, selected from with in the local community the selection in made by a committee at the project level.
An Anganwadi workers in mainly responsible for effective delivery of ICDS services to Child &wormen in the community.
An Anganwadi worker is an honorary worker who get a monthly honorarium.
An each Anganwadi centre, a Helper is appointed to assist and Anganwadi worker.
Helper is an honorary worker and is paid monthly honorarium.
Health service in ICDS are given by a team of Health functionaries comprising Medical Officer, Lady Health Officer ANM and female health worker from primary health centre and sub centre in the project.

General Duties of Anganwadi Helper:-

Assisting Anganwadi worker in conducting all the activities of the Anganwadi Centres such as:-
Counseling mothers and other caregivers of beneficiary children .
Pre School Education Activities.
Health Check up weighing of children immunization children and mothers.
Maintains of discipline among children.
Cleaning premises of AWC and surrounding.
Fetching drinking water for daily use cooking and serving supplementary for beneficiaries.
Inspection &cleanliness of children and assisting them in grooming themselves.
Preparation of pre school teaching aids under guidance of AWW.
Collection and dropping small children.
Contacting beneficiaries, parents and others in the community to attend meeting or for converying massages.
Opening and closing of an AWC under supervision of an AWW.
Performing all the duties of an AWW when she is sick absent or away from duty on leave.