Chandigarh, July 10 – Giving a big relief to the Anganwadi Workers and Helpers in the state, the Haryana Government has fulfilled their demand and now they will be given more than one Travel Allowance (TA) and Daily Allowance (DA) for attending government meetings.
While giving this information here today, Haryana Finance Minister, Capt. Abhimanyu said that with this decision taken on the directions of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, they will get benefit of Rs. 14 crore per year.
The Finance Minister said that the Anganwadi workers and their helpers working in rural and urban areas of the state have allotted works by the State Government related to many schemes such as ‘Aapki Beti, Hamari Beti’, ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, ‘Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandana Yojana’, Sabla Yojana, Bal Sanrakshan Survey and Child Marriage Prohibition Programme. Due to these programmes, they have to attend meetings at the circle, block and district level. Till now, they are being given only one TA and DA.
He said that now the Government has decided that for the attending meeting at the district level, Anganwadi workers will be given one day TA and DA in a year and for attending meeting at block level, they will be given one day TA and DA every month. The Anganwadi Helpers will be provided TA and DA for three days a year.
Capt. Abhimanyu said that 25,962 Anganwadi Workers and 25,450 Helpers are employed in urban areas and equal number of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers are employed in rural areas of the state. By giving TA and DA under these new rules, the government will have to bear additional expenditure of around Rs. 14 crore per year.