CM Naveen Patnaik Announces Significant Salary Increase for Anganwadi Workers

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has taken an important decision today and announced an increase in the monthly salary of the Anganwadi  workers of Odisha. Along with this, the Chief Minister has announced that they will get generous assistance as social security along with the increase in the incentive amount of service break. This will benefit 1 lakh 48 thousand Anganwadi workers, mini Anganwadi workers and Anganwadi assistants of the state. For this, the state government will spend an additional Rs 350 crore annually.

During 5T and Nabin Odisha Chairman Karthik Pandian’s various district patrols, Anganwadi workers and their associations met him and made requests and proposals regarding this salary increase.

According to this new announcement, the monthly salary of Anganwadi workers has been increased from Rs 7,500 to Rs 10,000, while the salary of mini Anganwadi workers has been increased from Rs 5,375 to Rs 7,250. Similarly, the salary of Anganwadi Assistants has been increased from Rs 3,750 to Rs 5,000.

This increase in wages will be implemented retrospectively from October 2023. The increased salary will be received regularly from this February. October 2023 to January 2024: The outstanding balance of four months will be credited to their bank account between 5th and 1Oth March. Similarly, the amount of incentive received by Anganwadi employees on termination of service has also been increased.It will be effective from 01.04.2024. As per the increased incentive amount, the Anganwadi workers will get Rs 1 lakh instead of Rs 40 thousand earlier. Mini Anganwadi workers will get Rs 75,000 instead of Rs 30,000 and Anganwadi assistants will get Rs 50,000 instead of Rs 20,000. Similarly, ex-gratia amount of Rs.2 lakh will be given to Anganwadi workers, mini Anganwadi workers and helpers for death or accidental total physical disability and up to Rs.1 lakh for partial disability. This facility will also be applicable from 01.04.2024.

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