PM hikes remuneration for Anganwadi, Asha workers: NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today declared a hike in monthly honorarium of thousands of workers of Asha and Anganwadi, from this October.
What’s more, all ASHA (accredited social wellbeing activists) will be brought under the coverage of different social security schemes and gave free protection cover under Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana and Prime Minister Suraksha Bima Yojana.
The social wellbeing activists won’t need to pay any premium for the coverage of insurance and will get Rs. 4 lakh in case of any unexpected incident, the PM declared amid a video communication with Asha, ANM (auxiliary nurse midwife) and Anganwadi labourers from the nation over.
He said the re-examined incentive will become effective from October and it will reflect in their compensations from November onwards, which would be a Diwali present for them.
The individuals who drew a honorarium of Rs. 3,000 will from now on get Rs. 4500 and those getting Rs. 2,200 will get Rs. 3,500, he said.
The honorarium of Anganwadi helpers will be increased from Rs. 1,500 to Rs. 2,500, he said. These are the normal incentive given by the Center to workers of Asha and Anganwadi. The state governments also provide them with a separate incentive.
Asha and Anganwadi specialists are playing an important role in strengthening the establishment of the nation, guaranteeing well-being and prosperity of the newborn, guaranteeing nutritious benchmarks and maintaining cleanliness, he stated.
PM Modi also declared that workers and helpers of Anganwadi utilizing methods, for example, basic application programming (ICDS-CAS) would get extra incentives. The incentives, going from Rs. 250 to Rs. 500, would be based on performance.
He stated that the government’s leader health insurance programme Ayushman Bharat will be launched from Jharkhand on September 23, and the beneficiaries have just been recognized.