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Honorarium Rates of Anganwadi Workers


The Government has enhanced honorarium of AWWs fromRs3,000/- to Rs. 4,500/- per month; AWWs at mini-AWCs from 2,250/- to 3,500/- per month; AWHs from Rs. 1,500/- to Rs. 2,250/- per month from 1st October, 2018. The Government has also introduced performance linked incentive of Rs. 250/- per month to AWHs effective from 1st October, 2018. AWWs are paid performance linked incentive of Rs. 500/- per month for using ICDS-CAS (Common Application Software) under POSHAN Abhiyaan. Most of the States/UTs are also giving monetary incentives to these workers out of their own resources. AWWs/AWHs are honorary workers who come forward to render their services on payment of monthly honorarium. In view of the very nature of the role of Anganwadi Workers/Helpers, it is not feasible to declare them as regular/permanent employees.
Under Anganwadi Services Scheme, funds are provided for up-gradation of AWC buildings at the rate of Rs.2.00 lakh per AWC building, for Maintenance Rs. 3,000/- per AWC and for Furniture & Equipment Rs. 10,000/- per AWC and Rs. 7,000/- per Mini-AWC once in 5 years. Funds for upgradation of AWC building, Maintenance, Furniture & Equipment are released to States/UTs. Apart from this, funds for construction of toilets in AWCs and for providing drinking water facilities in AWCs are also released to States/UTs.  Upgradation and improvement of basic infrastructural facilities is provided for in the Scheme.
State/UT-wise details of the total number of Anganwadi Centres and AnganwadiWorkers in the countryas on 31st December 2019is given below:

S no.
State/UT
Anganwadi Centers (AWCs)
Anganwadi Workers (AWWs)
Sanctioned
Operational
Sanctioned
In-position
1
Andhra Pradesh*
55607
55607
55607
53942
2
Telangana
35700
35634
35700
34117
3
Arunachal Pradesh
6225
6225
6225
6225
4
Assam*
62153
62153
62153
60942
5
Bihar
115009
106953
115009
106953
6
Chhattisgarh
52474
51414
52474
50030
7
Goa
1262
1262
1262
1185
8
Gujarat*
53029
53029
53029
51524
9
Haryana
25962
25962
25962
25042
10
Himachal Pradesh*
18925
18925
18925
18759
11
Jammu & Kashmir
30765
28460
30765
28697
12
Jharkhand
38432
38432
38432
37821
13
Karnataka
65911
65911
65911
64519
14
Kerala
33318
33244
33318
33115
15
Madhya Pradesh
97135
97135
97135
96236
16
Maharashtra
110486
110219
110486
105592
17
Manipur
11510
11510
11510
11302
18
Meghalaya
5896
5896
5896
5883
19
Mizoram
2244
2244
2244
2244
20
Nagaland
3980
3980
3980
3980
21
Odisha
74154
72587
74154
71393
22
Punjab
27314
27295
27314
27285
23
Rajasthan
62010
61974
62010
59550
24
Sikkim
1308
1308
1308
1296
25
Tamil Nadu*
54439
54439
54439
49182
26
Tripura
10145
9911
10145
9911
27
Uttar Pradesh*
190145
187997
190145
171245
28
Uttrakhand
20067
20067
20067
19526
29
West Bengal
119481
116446
119481
108059
30
A & N Islands
720
720
720
719
31
Chandigarh**
450
450
450
450
32
Delhi**
10897
10897
10897
9990
33
Dadra & N Haveli
302
302
302
302
34
Daman & Diu
107
107
107
102
35
Ladakh
1173
1139
1173
1133
36
Lakshadweep
107
107
107
107
37
Puducherry*
855
855
855
780

Total 
1399697
1380796
1399697
1329138

* Information up to 30thSeptember, 2019
** 253 AWCs &50 AWCs are surrendered by NCT of Delhi and Chandigarh respectively

This information was given by Minister for Women & Child Development, SmritiZubinIrani, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha yesterday.

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