Anganwadi Workers Retirement Age: Chhattisgarh Government has given a big gift to Anganwadi workers and helpers. In Chhattisgarh, the retirement age of Anganwadi workers and assistants has been increased from 62 years to 65 years.
In this regard, the Women and Child Development Department of Chhattisgarh has also issued an order. Let us know that CM Bhupesh Baghel had announced increase in honorarium in the budget of 2023-24, accepting the demands of Anganwadi workers and assistants. In Chhattisgarh, Anganwadi workers and assistants are being given increased honorarium from April 1, 2023.
Anganwadi workers are getting increased honorarium
Let us tell you that the honorarium of Anganwadi workers is already being increased from Rs 6,500 per month to Rs 10,000. Similarly, the honorarium of Anganwadi helpers has been increased from Rs 3,250 to Rs 5,000 and the honorarium of mini Anganwadi workers has been increased from Rs 4,500 to Rs 7,500 per month.
Provision for lump sum payment also
Apart from this, there is also a provision for ex-gratia amount on death and lump sum payment on retirement for Anganwadi workers and assistants. At the same time, on the death of Anganwadi workers and helpers, the ex-gratia amount has been increased to Rs 50 thousand. Similarly, on retirement, there is a provision for payment of Rs 50 thousand to Anganwadi workers and Rs 25 thousand to helpers.
Important decision taken before elections
It is noteworthy that assembly elections will be held in Chhattisgarh this year. Before the assembly elections, this decision of Chhattisgarh government is considered important for Anganwadi workers and assistants. The Bhupesh Baghel government of Chhattisgarh faces the challenge of remaining in power. Anganwadi workers had already demonstrated regarding their demands. This decision of Chhattisgarh government has brought great relief to Anganwadi workers.
Along with this, an order has also been issued by the department to immediately recruit 50% of the vacant posts of workers, the years of experience of assistants for recruitment has been reduced, the experience of 10 years has been reduced to 5 years. Women and Child Development Department has issued orders to this effect.