Delhi Government agrees to increase the honorarium of Anganwadi workers and helpers, prospectively

  •         Delhi Government agrees to increase the honorarium of Anganwadi workers and helpers, prospectively
  •        10,897 Anganwadi workers to be benefitted from increase of amount of honorarium
  •         Department to facilitate Anganwadi workers to register under the Insurance Scheme of LIC and will also      issue I Cards
  •        Government to pay the Anganwadi workers on pro-rata basis as honorarium

Delhi, 29 July 2015

With reference to the discussion of Chief Minister, Delhi in presence of Minister, Women & Child Development Department with representatives of the Delhi State Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Union today the Government agrees to increase the honorarium of Anganwadi workers and helpers, prospectively. The amount of increase will be decided soon, as per the budget assurance of 2015-16 of the Government (The number of Anganwadi workers is 10,897 and not 9045 as written in the representation). The Department will make full efforts to make timely and regular payment of monthly honorarium, by the 10th of the subsequent month. The Department will facilitate Anganwadi workers in registering themselves under the Insurance Scheme of LIC, as per GOI norms. The Department will issue I Cards to Anganwadi workers, to facilitate them, when they work in the community.

              Workers on the panel, are temporarily deployed, by order for 89 days, during their absence due to maternity leave, illness of the Anganwadi worker or any other reason. No amount is being deducted out of their honorarium for the above period.  A gap of 2 days is given between two consequent deployments.

               The State Government will pay the Anganwadi workers on pro-rata basis as honorarium, for the additional hours of deployment           under SABLA Scheme for this year till the SABLA scheme is continued. None of the Anganwadi workers will be discontinued from               deployment, due to participation in the current demonstration.