Incentives And Promotions For Anganwadi Workers

The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Mr. Arun Jaitley chairing the meeting of High Powered Committee on Swachh Bharat Mission and Ganga Rejuvenation, in New Delhi on June 22, 2016. The Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Mrs. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Mrs. Smriti Irani, the Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and other dignitaries are also seen.
The Union Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Information & Broadcasting, Mr. Arun Jaitley chairing the meeting of High Powered Committee on Swachh Bharat Mission and Ganga Rejuvenation, in New Delhi on June 22, 2016. The Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Mrs. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Mrs. Smriti Irani, the Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and other dignitaries are also seen.

Scholarship Benefit

New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): The Ministry of Women and Child Development has provided several facilities and incentives to the Anganwadi Workers to improve their conditions of service. The Anganwadi Workers have been provided an insurance cover under Anganwadi Karyakartri Bima Yojana. The annual premium for this is Rs.280/- out of which Rs.100/- is paid by the Central Government, Rs.100/- is paid by the Ministry of Finance and Rs.80/-, which is supposed to be paid by the Anganwadi Workers, has been waived off.

The Anganwadi Worker is also provided 180 days of maternity leave. She is also sanctioned two saris as uniform every year. Scholarship benefit is also provided to the Anganwadi Workers @ Rs. 300/- per quarter for their children studying in classes 9th to 12th. In order to improve their career prospects, the Ministry of Women and Child Development has ordered that 50 per cent of the posts of Supervisors should be reserved for the Anganwadi Workers. Anganwadi Workers with 10 years of experience are eligible for appointment as Supervisor against this 50 per cent quota.

(Source: PIB/GR/TYP/BIN/USPA/WN/IAIJ)

D P Sathya Prakash

Senior Reporter

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