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Press Information Bureau <br />Government of India<br />Ministry of Women and Child Development<br /><span style='float:right;font-size:80%;font-weight:lighter'>21 NOV 2019 4:46PM by PIB Delhi</span>
Increase in Salary of Workers and Helpers

The Anganwadi Workers and Helpers are honorary workers and they are paid monthly honorarium. The Government of India has enhanced the honorarium of Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) at main AnganwadiCentres (AWCs) from Rs. 3,000 to Rs. 4,500 per month, AWWs at mini AWCs from Rs. 2,250 to Rs. 3,500 per month,Anganwadi Helpers (AWHs) from Rs 1,500 to Rs. 2,250 per month and introduced performance linked incentive of Rs. 250per month to AWHs, effective from 1st October, 2018. AWWs are paid Rs. 500 per month under POSHAN Abhiyaan for using ICDS-CAS.  There is no proposal under consideration present for further increase in monthly honorarium.

 

There are 14 Lakh sanctioned AnganwadiCentres in the country out of which 13.77 lakh AnganwadiCentres are operational.

 

The State-wise details of number of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers sanctioned and in-position aregiven below:

 

 

Sl. No.

State/UT

No. of Anganwadi Workers

No. of Anganwadi Helpers

 

Sanctioned

In-position

Sanctioned

In-position

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

 

1

Andhra Pradesh

55607

54101

48768

45650

 

2

Telangana

35700

34051

31711

29401

 

3

Arunachal Pradesh

6225

6225

6225

6225

 

4

Assam

62153

61038

56728

55949

 

5

Bihar

115009

98569

107894

88981

 

6

Chhattisgarh

52474

50094

46660

43767

 

7

Goa

1262

1209

1262

1219

 

8

Gujarat

53029

51859

51229

48945

 

9

Haryana

25962

25150

25450

24600

 

10

Himachal Pradesh

18925

18761

18386

18164

 

11

Jammu & Kashmir

31938

29599

31938

29599

 

12

Jharkhand

38432

37678

35881

35023

 

13

Karnataka

65911

64686

62580

60058

 

14

Kerala

33318

33115

33189

32986

 

15

Madhya Pradesh

97135

96015

84465

83244

 

16

Maharashtra

110486

105739

97475

90047

 

17

Manipur

11510

11510

9958

9958

 

18

Meghalaya

5896

5896

4630

4629

 

19

Mizoram

2244

2244

2244

2157

 

20

Nagaland

3980

3980

3980

3980

 

21

Odisha

74154

71424

63738

61623

 

22

Punjab

27314

26695

26074

23789

 

23

Rajasthan

62010

59451

55806

53243

 

24

Sikkim

1308

1308

1308

1308

 

25

Tamil Nadu

54439

49631

49499

44070

 

26

Tripura

10145

9911

10145

9911

 

27

Uttar Pradesh

190145

171910

167855

145454

 

28

Uttrakhand

20067

19498

14947

14306

 

29

West Bengal

119481

107582

119481

100759

 

30

A & N Islands

720

719

689

689

 

31

Chandigarh**

450

447

450

449

 

32

Delhi*

10897

9397

10897

10732

 

33

Dadra & N Haveli

302

302

247

233

 

34

Daman & Diu

107

102

107

102

 

35

Lakshadweep

107

107

96

96

 

36

Puducherry

855

855

855

855

 

 

Total 

1399697

1320858

1282847

1182201

 

 Vacancies of AWWs and AWHs shown against the sanctioned posts.

 

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, SmritiZubinIrani, in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

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MM/ SB