Imphal, May 14:
Social Welfare Minister Nemcha Kipgen today announced that there will be honorarium hikes for Anganwadi Workers (AWWs), Anganwadi Helpers (AWHs) and Mini Anganwadi workers and provision of Performance linked Incentive to Anganwadi helpers under Anganwadi Services (Umbrella Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme) under Social Welfare Department, Manipur w.e.f 1st October, 2018.
The Social Welfare Minister informed that the honorarium for Anganwadi workers will be increased from ₹ 3,000 per month to ₹ 4,500 per month. For Anganwadi workers at mini-centres and Anganwadi helpers, it has been hiked from ₹ 2,250 to ₹ 3,500 and ₹ 1,500 to ₹ 2,250, respectively. There will be ₹ 250 performance link Incentive per month for AWHs for facilitating proper functioning of Anganwadi Centres.
Claiming that various important welfare programmes and services were being initiated by them at grassroots level, Minister Nemcha expressed happiness over the increase of honorarium for Anganwadi functionaries. They contribute greatly for the welfare of all the Anganwadi beneficiaries and also in the socio-economic progress of the State, she added.
As per the reports of the Social Welfare Department, there are 11, 510 Anganwadi centres in Manipur, out of which 9958 are Main Anganwadi Centres and 1552 are Mini Anganwadi Centres.
It may be mentioned that Anganwadi workers/helpers fall under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) programme administered by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD), Government of India.
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