Bengaluru: The state government has increased the honorarium of Anganwadi workers with effect from October 2018 as a Deepavali gift for them.
As per the order the Anganwadi workers who were getting Rs 8,000 will now get Rs 10,000. Mini Anganwadi workers who were getting Rs 4,250 will get an additional Rs 1,250 and assistants who were getting Rs 4,000 will now get Rs 5,000.
Addressing presspersons on the issue Women and Child Welfare Minister Shashikala Jollethat said, “There are 1.28 lakh Anganwadi workers, mini Anganwadi workers and assistants in Karnataka. An increase in their honorarium has been their long-pending demand.”
“A sum of Rs 98.30 crore will be released to pay them. Apart from this, Rs 10 crore will be released to repair 1,000 anganwadi centres,” she added.