Anganwadi workers in Delhi get nearly 100% pay hike
The Delhi government has decided to double the allowances of anganwadi workers and helpers in the national capital, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Saturday.
The Delhi Cabinet gave a nod to around 100 per cent hike in the honorarium of the workers and helpers.
The honorarium of anganwadi workers has been hiked from Rs. 5,000 per month to Rs. 9,678 per month. In the hiked honorarium, the Central government's share remains the same at Rs 1,800 per month, while the share of Delhi Government increases from Rs 3,200 to Rs 7,878
The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi Cabinet also approved enhancement of the honorarium of anganwadi helpers from Rs 2,500 per month to Rs 4,839 per month. The Centre's share in this hiked honorarium remains the same at Rs 900 per month, while the share of Delhi government increases from Rs 1,600 to Rs 3,939 per month.
In addition to the hike in honorarium, the Delhi government has also decided to provide anganwadi Workers, anganwadi-cum-crèche workers and anganwadi Helpers with mobile/internet charges.
The anganwadi workers and anganwadi-cum- crèche workers will get an amount of Rs 500 per month as mobile/internet charges, while anganwadi helpers would be given a monthly amount of Rs 250 for the same.
There are around 11,000 anganwadi centres in Delhi, and each centre has one worker and one helper, a Delhi government official said.
The decision comes in the wake of several inspections made by the Deputy Chief Minister at anganwadis centres across the national Capital.
In addition to the inspections, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had also met hundreds of anganwadi workers and helpers in batches at his residence.
A delegation of anganwadi workers had raised the issue of honorarium and mobile/internet charges during their meetings with Kejriwal, along with other demands.
The Chief Minister had assured them of a salary hike in a few days.