Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024


The Punjab Government has elevated 1240 Anganwadi Centers within the state from Mini Anganwadi Centers to Main Anganwadi Centers.

Dr. Baljit Kaur, Minister of Social Security Women and Child Development, revealed that out of the entire 27314 Anganwadi Centers within the state, 1240 had been working as Mini Anganwadi Centers. In these 1240 facilities, one employee was employed, receiving an honorarium of Rs. 3500/- per thirty days.

Dr. Baljit Kaur defined that the Chief Minister, Bhagwant Singh Mann, granted approval to transform these 1240 Mini Anganwadi Centers into Main Anganwadi Centers, addressing the long-standing demand of the Anganwadi Workers Union.

Minister acknowledged that following the state authorities’s approval, the central authorities has additionally sanctioned the conversion of those 1240 Mini Anganwadi Centers into Main Anganwadi Centers. With this approval, the entire depend of accepted Anganwadi Centers in Punjab is now 27314, falling beneath the class of Main Anganwadi Centers. The month-to-month honorarium for Mini Anganwadi employees will now improve from Rs. 3500 to Rs. 4500.

She additional knowledgeable that the approval of Main Anganwadi Centers has led to the creation of 1240 honorary posts for Anganwadi Helpers, and the recruitment for these postwill happen quickly. The honorarium for Anganwadi Helpers can be Rs. 2250 per thirty days.

Dr Baljit Kaur emphasised that, along with the mounted honorarium from the Government of India, the state authorities offers Rs. 5000 to Anganwadi employees and Rs. 3100 to helpers per thirty days. Furthermore, an annual improve of Rs. 500 for Anganwadi employees and Rs. 250 for helpers was applied in January.

Minister highlighted that this initiative by the Punjab authorities will lead to 1240 girls gaining employment, guaranteeing correct advantages for the beneficiaries of Anganwadi facilities.

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