The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) chaired by PM Narendra Modi on 19th September 2018 has approved enhancement of honorarium to Anganwadi Workers/Anganwadi Helpers (AWWs/AWHs).
The CCEA has also sanctioned performance linked incentive to AWHs under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme with a total cost of Rs 10649.41 crore for the period from October 2018 to March 2020.
Under the approval, about 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 the village level.
The increased rate of honorarium and performance linked incentive would be effective from October 1, 2018.