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  • Performance Linked Incentive to AWHs Under Anganwadi Services (Umbrella ICDS Scheme)

 

NEW DELHI: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved enhancement of honorarium to Anganwadi Workers/Anganwadi Helpers (AWWs/AWHs)and performance linked incentive to AWHs [Umbrella Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme] with a total cost of Rs. 10,649.41 crore (GoI Share) for the period from 01.10.2018 to 31.03.2020. 

 

Nearly 27 lakh AWWs/AWHs will be benefitted by the approval. Anganwadi Services (Umbrella ICDS) is a universal scheme and beneficiaries are spread all over the country at  AWC/village level.

Details:

The proposals approved consist of the following:

Name of Functionary

Old Rates p.m.

Revised Rates p.m.

Anganwadi Worker

Rs.3,000/-

Rs.4,500/-

Anganwadi Worker at Mini-AWC

Rs.2,250/-

Rs.3,500/-

Anganwadi Helper

Rs.1,500/-

Rs.2,250/-  (*)

 

(*) In addition, monthly performance linked incentive of Rs.250/- has also been approved for Anganwadi Helpers for facilitating proper functioning of Anganwadi Centres (AWCs). 

 

The enhanced rate of honorarium and performance linked incentive would be effective from 1st October, 2018. 

 

Impact:

The programme through targeted interventions will strive to reduce the level of malnutrition, anaemia and low birth weight babies, ensure empowerment of adolescent girls, provide protection to the children who are in conflict with law, provide safe place for day-care to  children of working mothers, create synergy, ensure better monitoring, issue negative alerts for timely action, encourage States/UTs to perform, guide and supervise line Ministries and States/UTs to achieve the targeted goals and bring more transparency.

Financial Implications:

The details of expenditure for the period from 1st October, 2018 to 31st March 2020 for payment of honorarium to AWWs/AWHs and performance linked incentives to AWHs are as under:

(Rupees in crore) 

 

 

Name of the Components

2018-19

(6 months)

2019-20

Total

Honorarium to AWWs

2182.63

4365.27

6547.90

Honorarium to Mini-AWWs

154.60

309.19

463.79

Honorarium to AWHs

1212.57

2425.15

3637.72

Total

3549.8

7099.61

10649.41

     

Background:

 

Anganwadi Services (ICDS) aims at holistic development of children under the age of six years and its beneficiaries are children of this age group and Pregnant Women & Lactating Mothers.The rate of honorarium paid to the Anganwadi Workers and Anganwadi Helpers was last revised in the year 2011. Since then the cost of living has increased and the cost norms for the administration of Supplementary Nutrition have also been revised recently in the year 2017.

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  • Cabinet approves funds to J&K under DAY – NRLM without linking it with poverty ratio

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the extension of timeline for implementation of the Special Package under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) for Jammu & Kashmir for another period of one year during 2018-19. 

The Cabinet also approved allocation of funds to the State under DAY-NRLM on a need basis for implementation of the Special Package without linking it with poverty ratio. There is no additional financial implication as the approval is to extend the time line to cover two thirds of the vulnerable households in the State within in the originally approved financial outlay of Rs. 755.32 crore.  An amount of Rs.143.604 crore will be required for the period of one year during 2018-19.

 

Impact:

 

·         This will help in covering all the vulnerable rural households in the State (estimated at two thirds of the total number of households) within a definite time frame.

·         It will ensure mobilization of households under the auto inclusion category and households with at least one deprivation category listed in the Socio Economic Caste Census – 2011.

·         It will also ensure coverage of all the blocks in Jammu & Kashmir under DAY-NRLM and ensures social inclusion, social development, promotion of livelihoods leading to poverty alleviation in the State.

Background:

Due to unavoidable reasons and disturbed conditions in the State, the Special Package as approved in May 2013 could not be fully implemented. Now, the State Government has requested Government of India to consider extension of the earlier approved implementation schedule of the Special Package and continued funding of DAY-NRLM in Jammu and Kashmir on a demand driven basis without linking allocation with poverty ratio during this extended period.  Hence the approval by the Cabinet which will give a boost to the vulnerable rural families in Jammu & Kashmir.

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NEW DELHI: Kashmir based prominent Author & Novelist Khawaja Renzushah was honoured with Award of honour while his two 2018 version of his distinguished two novels written in Kashmiri Language, "oosh te Khoon" (Tears & blood) "Aaab Chu Dazaan"(water on fire) were  released at most global literary platform in 4th  Global literary Festival 2018.

The High commissioners of Uzbekistan one of the literary partner of the Global literary conference ,High commissioner of Azerbaijan, High commissioner of Mongolia, Chancellor of Media university  and head of Marwah Film institute Mr. Sandeep Marwah ,Chancellors of various universities present and retired vice chancellors, Supreme Court luminaries, prominent Authors of English, Frech, Persian, Sanskrit, Bengali ,Hindi,Undu,Tamil and other global linguistics participated in this conference .

While delivering his key note address as Kashmiri Author of twelve books translated in maximum languages including Pahari and Gojri, Khwaja Renzushah expressed his gratitude to organizers of Global Literary festival for acknowledging  importance of kashmiri language and it's high civilizational value. He said that Kashmir has 5000 years of its proud past enriched by purity of Sufi Awaliyas, spiritual saints with their remarkable contributions. He said our Silk route known  in Kashmir as Shahrah-e-ibrahim  was  fulcrum of  Kashmir to Kashgar trade and civilization and present conundrum as well as lamentable tragedy is that Kashmir has been deprived of our own jugular vain.

He said  our Shahrah-e-ibrahim was route of love ,literature, and civilization. He said like pioneers of  art of spiritual scripts, literature and history ,our old chronicles that it is Kashmir which had honour of giving first solar calendar to world  but exploiting innocence and infirmity of their art of projection being land locked abode , some western travelers stole this idea and presented as western achievements. He said any one can research that our original terminologies of months like cheeth, Haar, Grashim etc as well as planet oriented names of each day which are still in vogue provide enough proof of paramount richness of our oldest civilization of world .

Renzushah said that arrival of our Great Sufi Awaliya Hazrat Bulbulshah (RA)  and his vision of establishing Nizam e sufiyat and converting most powerful king of Kashmir Hazrat Sultan Saader-ud-din Rinchenshah to Islam was based on fundamental principles of mutual love ,brotherhood and respectability for which Kashmir is still known throughout globe .

Renzushah said that Kashmir literature encompasses realities of Sufiyat, Panasonic beauty of nature ,and love of humanity. During golden era of Distinguished Sufi king Zain-ul-Abideen Tibet, Kashmir and Kashgar were string of pearls but unfortunately  today each pearl of our string is lost .He further said while addressing August gathering that our literature not only Zaberwan, Kohie Maraan, Tosamaidaan, ,Takhat-e-Sulaiman and other heavenly ranges of valley decorating celestial pages of our literature but our Sufi Awaliyas ,saints ,Reshies ,literary luminaries ,poets ,wizards ,scholars ,musicians have enriched literature of Faraghan valley ,projected Himalayas Mysteries ,and it's countenance in most efficient styles .Today echo of  their mesmerizing songs enthrall each part of this fractured civilization alike  he said amidst emotional chairs from entire August audience in historical 4th  Global literary conference.