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Sops for anganwadi workers

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has announced several facilities and incentives to the Anganwadi Workers to improve their conditions of service. The government has waived off the Anganwadi Workers share of Rs 80 for Anganwadi Karyakartri Bima Yojana. 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. This 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% 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% quota.”

By TIS Staffer
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