Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao at a meeting with Anganwadi workers at Janahita on Monday
Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Monday announced the elevation of Anganwadi workers to that of teachers, besides hiking of their salaries from present which is Rs 7,000 to Rs 10,500.The salaries of those working people at mini Anganwadi centres and helpers would be hiked to Rs 6,000 from present Rs 4,500. The decision taken would benefit 67,411 employees working in 35,700 centres all across the state.
The Chief Minister also assured that based on the seniority and qualifications of the Anganwadi teachers would be promoted as supervisors. He said they would also be made eligible for insurance scheme and would be given all the priority in allotment of double bedroom houses. KCR has also announced that Rs.12,000 would be given in three instalments to women who deliver their babies in the government hospitals. If the newborn baby is a female an additional amount of Rs.1,000 would be given.
This scheme will start from April 1st. In addition to this, the just born babies will be given a special kit worth Rs 2000 containing items required for a baby. The kit would be named as KCR Kit.
KCR said fine rice would be supplied to the Anganwadi centres to cook rice for the pregnant, lactating mothers and the infants from March. He reiterated that, under the Arogya Laxmi scheme, pregnant women, lactating mothers and children would be given nutritious food, milk and eggs. Women development and Child Welfare minister Tummala Nageswara Rao, Secretary Jagdeesh and Director Indira were present.
Insurance scheme will be extended to Anganwadi teachers and helpers and priority would be given to them while implementing ‘double bed room houses’ for the poor scheme, the release added.