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10% Fake Aanganwadi Beneficieries Detected:Maneka Gandhi

[New Delhi] 1 Cr [10%] Fake Aanganwadi Beneficieries Detected:Maneka Gandhi
As per, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi ,About one crore fake beneficiaries have been found registered in anganwadis across India and their names have been removed from the list
There are around 14 lakh anganwadis across the country and 10 crore beneficiaries, who include children under the age of six and pregnant women and lactating mothers.
BJPian Gandhi said the identification and elimination of fake beneficiaries is an “ongoing process”, and until now officials have found and eliminated nearly one crore fake beneficiaries.
Gandhi thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi “for leading the Poshan Abhiyan from the front” after he Tuesday announced an increase in honorarium for anganwadi workers, to be effective from October.
According to Modi’s announcement, anganwadi workers will be given Rs. 4,500 per month instead of Rs 3,000, mini anganwadi workers will be given Rs 3,500 per month instead of Rs. 2,250 and anganwadi helpers will be given Rs. 2,250 per month instead of Rs. 1,500.
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PM “Modi” Doubles Remuneration for Triple “A” Worker

[New Delhi]PM “Modi” Doubles Remuneration for Triple “A” Worker
Prime Minister, of India Narendra Modi, today announced a landmark increase in remuneration for ASHA and Anganwadi workers ,which will be effective from next month
Prime Minister announced the doubling of routine incentives given by the Union Government to ASHA workers. In addition, all ASHA workers and their helpers would be provided free insurance cover under Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana and Prime Minister Suraksha Bima Yojana.
Those receiving Rs. 3000 so far, would now receive Rs. 4000. Similarly those receiving Rs. 2200, would now get Rs. 3500. The honorarium for Anganwadi helpers has also been increased from Rs. 1500 to Rs. 2250.
Prime Minister also announced that Anganwadi workers and helpers using techniques such as Common Application Software (ICDS-CAS), would get additional incentives. The incentives ranging from Rs. 250 to Rs. 500, would be based on performance.
The Prime Minister interacted with teams of three As – the ASHA worker, Anganwadi worker and ANM (Auxiliary Nurse Midwife) from across the country. He appreciated their efforts to work together, to use innovative means and technology, to improve the delivery of health and nutrition services and achieve the goal of the POSHAN Abhiyan – reduction of malnutrition in the country

Maneka’ Would Ask States To Pay More To 24 Lakh Anganwadi Workers

[New Delhi] Maneka Would Ask States To Pay More To 24 Lakh Anganwadi Workers
The WCD minister Maneka said In Parliament while it is not possible for her to increase the remuneration especially with the 60:40 devolution of funds between Centre and State, the state governments pay additional money to them.
Referring to UP which according to data provided by her pays Rs 200 as additional honorarium,
Maneka Sanjay Gandhi said they could ask states to pay more to Anganwadi workers.
Smt Gandhi also said the Centre was “trying to do other things which it can’t do in terms of money for Anganwadi workers” like providing a maternity leave of 180 days,
insurance cover, awards,
uniforms and also preference for the
position of supervisor, which means a jump in their package.
Minister said Anganwadi workers across the country have been “misused” for over four decades by making them work extra hours for even attending political meetings or greeting VIPs, which has been banned now,
During the Question Hour, members expressed concern over the remunerations paid to Anganwadi workers saying Rs 3000 to them and Rs 1500 for Anganwadi helpers was not at all adequate compensation for the work they do.
The Minister said there were around 24 lakh Anganwadi workers, who were technically required to work only a few hours as it was not an 8-hour job.
However, the “actual fact” is that over the 40 years of the programme, they have been “misused” and “not legally” asked to attend political meetings, greet VIPs or distribute pamphlets. “We have stopped all that,”
She said the Centre is planning to build one lakh Anganwadi centres per year so that all of them have pucca buildings.