Hearing on governance issues

The performance of the State in the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme and the functioning of food rights and welfare scheme in general will be the focus of a day-long public hearing on ‘Governance issues related to ICDS in Tamil Nadu – Lessons, best practices and challenges’ to be organised here on Friday. A statement by V. Suresh, adviser for Tamil Nadu to the Supreme Court Commissioners in the Food Security, said case studies and situation reports would be presented from various districts relating to service delivery, availability of facilities, access to ICDS centres, nature of monitoring services, quality of services, role of anganwadi workers, etc. The event has been organised at the Inter Church Service Association’s premises at 107, Pantheon Road, Egmore from 10 am to 5 pm. — Special Correspondent