Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced sops for Anganwadi workers, Mini Anganwadi workers and helpers.
The Chief Minister announced that the monthly salary of Anganwadi workers has been increased to Rs 7500 from Rs 6000; from Rs 4125 to Rs 5375 for mini Anganwadi workers and from Rs 3,000 to Rs 3,750 for helpers. The revised pay would come into force retrospectively from October 2018.
Patnaik also announced that financial assistance would also be extended to them after their retirement. While Rs 25,000 would be given to Anganwadi workers, Rs 15,000 would be provided to mini Anganwadi workers and Rs 10,000 to helpers. Now, they would retire at the age of 62.