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THE ICDS TEAM

The ICDS team comprises the Anganwadi Workers, Anganwadi Helpers, Supervisors, Child Development Project Officers (CDPOs) and District Programme Officers (DPOs). Anganwadi Worker, a lady selected from the local community, is a community based frontline honorary worker of the ICDS Programme. She is also an agent of social change, mobilizing community support for better care of young children, girls and women. Besides, the medical officers, Auxiliary Nurse Midwife (ANM) and Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) form a team with the ICDS functionaries to achieve convergence of different services


Role & responsibilities of AWW, ANM and ASHA

Role and responsibilities of AWW, ANM & ASHA have been clearly delineated and circulated to States/UTs under the joint signature of Secretary, MWCD and Secretary, MHFW, vide D.O. No. R. 14011/9/2005-NRHM –I (pt) dated 20 January 2006.


Status Of Anganwadi Workers And Helpers

Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) & Anganwadi Helpers (AWHs), being honorary workers, are paid a monthly honoraria as decided by the Government from time to time. Government of India has enhanced the honoraria of these Workers, w.e.f. 1.4.2008 by Rs.500 above the last honorarium drawn by Anganwadi Workers (AWWs) and by Rs.250 of the last honorarium drawn by Helpers of AWCs and Workers of Mini-AWCs. Prior to enhancement, AWWs were being paid a monthly honoraria ranging from Rs. 938/ to Rs. 1063/- per month depending on their educational qualifications and experience. Similarly, AWHs were being paid monthly honoraria of Rs. 500/-. During the budget speech, Finance Minister has announced to double the honoraria of AWWs and Helpers. Accordingly, the honorarium of AWW and Helper has been increased by Rs.1500/- p.m. and Rs.750/- p.m. respectively.

            In addition to the honoraria paid by the Government of India, many States/UTs are also giving monetary incentives to these workers out of their own resources for additional functions assigned under other Schemes.


Facilities/Benefits Extended To AWWs &AWHs

By the Govt. of India

Qualification/ Year

1975-76

1.4.78

1.7.86

2.10.92

16.5.97

1.4.02

1.4.08

1.4.11

Non-Matriculate

100

125

225

350

438

938

1438

2938

Matriculate

150

175

275

400

500

1000

1500

3000

Non-Matriculate

With 5 year exp

-

-

250

375

469

969

1469

2969

Matriculate

With 5 year exp

-

-

300

425

531

1031

1531

3031

Non-Matriculate

With 10 year exp

-

-

275

400

500

1000

1500

3000

Matriculate

With 10 year exp

-

-

325

450

563

1063

1563

3063

Mini-Anganwadi Workers

-

-

-

-

-

500 (w.ef. 1.1.2007)

750

1500




By State Governments/UT Administartions
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