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Haryana Govt ensures comprehensive welfare for Anganwadi workers and helpers over 9 years

November 20, 2023 11:17 AM

Chandigarh: Haryana Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Kamlesh Dhanda expressed gratitude to the Chief Minister Manohar Lal's efforts in enhancing various facilities, including increased honorarium for Anganwadi workers and helpers in the state.


Describing Chief Minister Sh. Manohar Lal as a commendable guardian, she said that he is not only ensured the highest honorarium nationwide but also worked towards providing more facilities compared to previous reigns.


The government's acknowledgment is expected to boost the morale of thousands of Anganwadi workers and helpers in the state, encouraging them to fulfill their responsibilities even more effectively.


In a statement issued here today, Minister of State Women and Child Development, Kamlesh Dhanda, commended the Chief Minister for consistently increasing the honorarium over the last nine years, reflecting a commitment to acknowledging the dignity and respect of these workers.


In 2014, Anganwadi workers received an honorarium of Rs 7,500, which was subsequently raised to Rs 12,661 under the Manohar Lal government. Now, the honorarium is set to increase further to Rs 14,000 monthly. Workers with less than 10 years of experience will receive Rs 12,500 (previously Rs 11,401), and Anganwadi assistants will receive Rs 7,500 (previously Rs 6,781). Additionally, the uniform allowance will be raised from Rs 800 to Rs 1,500.


Smt. Dhanda said that under Chief Minister Manohar Lal's leadership, a significant step has been taken in providing retirement benefits, with Anganwadi workers now entitled to receive Rs 2 lakh instead of 1 lakh, and Anganwadi helpers to get an increased amount of Rs 1 lakh upon retirement (previously Rs 50,000).


Minister Kamlesh Dhanda emphasized the unwavering support of the Haryana government for Anganwadi workers, acknowledging their dedication and commitment amid various challenges in the field. The government is committed to providing additional facilities to meet the needs of these workers in the future.



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