Wednesday, 28 June 2017

SAVE ICDS

I. Andhra Pradesh

• Holidays – Summer holidays for 15 days; holidays on common festivals
• Reservation in Supervisors’ posts – 40%
• Anganwadi workers and helpers are allowed to contest in the local body elections but are forced to resign if elected

II. Chattisgarh
• Ex gratia on death in service – Rs 10,000
• Summer holidays – 15 days
• Other Benefits - Group Insurance Scheme was started in August 2004, under which the family of any anganwadi employee, who dies while in service, gets Rs 40, 000
• Reservation in Supervisors’ post – 25%

III. Himachal Pradesh
• Group Saving Linked Insurance Scheme
• The self contributory, optional, group savings linked insurance scheme of LIC contains 35% risk coverage component and 65% saving component.
• The yearly premium is Rs.600/-. 65% premium paid will be credited in the saving account and it will earn a cumulated interest of 8% and 35% of the premium paid will be utilised for the risk cover of Rs.50, 000/- at death. On the retirement or resignation, the saving part accumulated with interest earned will be paid to the employee.

IV. Karnataka
• Extra Remuneration Paid for Additional Work – Rs 50/- per each Self Help Group per month for the first six months. After six months, Rs 25/- paid for each Self Help Group per month. Additional remuneration is paid for additional work, generally
• Other Benefits – Rs 20,000 paid to the family of anganwadi worker and Rs 10,000 to the family of helpers on death while in service. In case of permanent illness, cancer, heart diseases etc, Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000 paid to anganwadi workers and helpers respectively.
• Holidays – Summer holidays – 7 days; holidays on common festivals
• Reservation in Supervisors’ Posts – 40%
• Anganwadi employees are included as beneficiaries in the state government’s housing scheme

V. Kerala
• Festival Allowance – Rs 450 for both anganwadi workers and helpers for Onam; In addition to this festival advance of Rs 500 is also given for both anganwadi workers and helpers
• Reservation in Supervisors’ Posts – 50% of supervisors’ posts reserved for anganwadi workers.
• Welfare Fund

Anganwadi workers contribute Rs 30/ per month and helpers Rs 20 towards the Welfare Fund. They get
i. Pension of Rs 500/ pm for anganwadi workers and Rs 300/- per month for helpers on attaining the age of 60 years
ii. Medical Benefit – Rs 200/ per annum
iii. For Serious Diseases – Up to Rs 5,000/-
iv. For Education of Children – Rs 600 pa
v. For Marriage Expenses – Rs 1,000
vi. For Construction of Houses – Rs 5,000
• Benefits from the Panchayats

In addition to the additional remuneration, the Panchayats also provide some benefits e.g. Rs 50,000 is provided by the Panchayats for construction of houses to all, including to the anganwadi workers and helpers; land for the anganwadi centre, the area depending upon their capacity of the Panchayat; construct pucca buildings for the centres; all assistance for the noon feeding like rice, pulses etc; some also give milk, bananas, eggs, bread etc

• Working Hours –
Centres function from 9.30 AM to 3.30 PM; noon feeding is given at 12.30 PM; supplementary nutrition is given at 3.30 PM; house visits up to 4.30 PM
• Anganwadi workers and helpers are allowed to contest in the local body elections; large number of anganwadi workers and helpers are working as panchayat members, presidents etc

VI. Madhya Pradesh
• Reservation in Supervisors’ Posts – 50% of supervisors’ posts reserved for anganwadi workers

VII. Maharashtra
• Festival allowance – 500/- for both anganwadi workers (including those in the mini anganwadi centres) and helpers during Diwali
• Additional Payment – of Rs 75/ per day for Pulse Polio and Rs 150/ for immunisation
• Holidays – Summer holidays for 15 days; Diwali holidays for 8 days; (In addition to 12 causal leaves and 12 days’ leave on festivals)
• Reservation in Supervisors’ Posts – 50% reservation in supervisors’ posts for anganwadi workers. No reservation for helpers.
• Allowed to hold posts as peoples’ representatives

VIII. Puducherry
• The government has regularised all the anganwadi workers and helpers by creating special posts of Women Development Coordinator and Helper in the Women Welfare and Handicapped Corporation. Recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission are also being implemented under pressure from the Union.
• For Anganwadi Worker –
Basic - 6,870
Band Pay - 1,900
DA - 1,929
HRA - 1,754
Fixed TA - 488
Fixed Medical Allowance - 200 Total - 13,141

• For Anganwadi Helper – Basic – 5,530
Band Pay - 1,300
DA - 1,503
HRA - 1,366
Fixed TA - 488
Fixed Medical Allowance - 200
Total - 10,387

IX. Punjab
• Holidays – Summer holidays – 15 days
Winter holidays – 7 days
• Reservation in Supervisors’ Posts – 75% of supervisors’ posts reserved for anganwadi workers
• Anganwadi workers and helpers are allowed to contest in the local body elections

X. Tamil Nadu
• Anganwadi employees are paid a basic pay and Dearness Allowance
At present the anganwadi workers get:
Basic – 3,000.00
Grade Pay - 500.00
Dearness Allowance - 720.00
Total - 4,220.00

The anganwadi helpers get
Basic - 1,300.00
Grade Pay - 300.00
Dearness Allowance - 352.00
Total - 1,952.00

• In addition, the anganwadi workers and helpers get House Rent Allowance (HRA) of Rs 500/ 240/ 120 per month depending upon their residence (city/ town/ village) and City Compensation Allowance (CCA) of Rs 180/ per month in Chennai and Rs 90/- in other Municipal Corporations
• There are two helpers in around 2,000 centres; the second helpers get little lower remuneration; the union is demanding that all the helpers should be paid the same wages
• Other Benefits
*On retirement at 60 years, anganwadi workers are paid 50,000.00; helpers are retired at 58 years and paid Rs 20,000.00 as lump sum amount
*Under the Special Provident Fund scheme started in 1998, both anganwadi workers and helpers pay 20.00 per month for 148 months; on retirement (at 60 years for workers and 58 years for helpers) both workers and helpers are paid 10,000 in addition to the accrued amount along with interest.
• On retirement, now,
*An anganwadi worker gets 50,000 + 10,000 + her contribution @ 20 per month along with interest accrued
*An anganwadi helper gets 20,000 + 10,000 + her contribution @ 20 per month along with interest accrued
*On death while in service, 1,00,000 is paid to both workers and helpers

XII. Tripura
• Since 2004, the state government has been increasing the remuneration of the anganwadi workers by around Rs 100 per month and for helpers by around Rs 70 per month, twice in a year, i.e., whenever the Dearness Allowance of state government employees is increased. At present, depending upon the number of years of service, the anganwadi workers get Rs 2,163 to 3,143 per month and the helpers Rs 1,300 to 1,925
• The fuel charges have been increased from Rs 0.35 ps per beneficiary per day to Re 1 per beneficiary per day.

XIII. West Bengal
• Provident Fund – Contributory Provident Fund is implemented. Anganwadi workers and helpers are required to contribute @ Rs 20/- per month.
• Ex gratia – Anganwadi workers are given ex gratia of Rs 1,000 and helpers Rs 800/- at the time of Durga Puja.
• Reservation in Supervisors’ Posts – 50% of supervisors’ posts reserved for anganwadi workers.
• Anganwadi workers and helpers are allowed to contest in the local body elections.