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Human Resource Policy for Anganwari workers, Anganwadi helpers. Here are details

SRINAGAR: Following the approval of Human Resource Policy for Anganwadi workers and Anganwadi helper by the government, detailed regulations have been issued by the Social Welfare Department.

In supersession of all the earlier orders pertaining to the ‘Norms of Identification of Anganwadi Centres and Selection of Anganwadi Workers and Angwanwadi Helpers’, a comprehensive ‘Human Resource Policy’ pertaining to Anganwadi Workers and Angwanwadi Helpers working under Mission Poshan, J&K, reads the order.

Besides, in order to accord more dignity and to provide sense of identity, it is further ordered that the Anganwadi Workers and Anganwadi Helpers shall henceforth, be re-designated as Sanginis (AWWs) and Sahayikas (AWHs) respectively, it reads.

Change of nomenclature/ re-designation of AWW and AWH

In order to accord more dignity and to provide a sense of identity to AWWs and AWHs, they shall be re-designated as Sanginis (AWWs) and Sahayikas (AWHs).

Unit for Selection of Anganwadi Workers/helpers and identification of location of Anganwadi Centres

  1. The Electoral Ward in which the Aanganwadi is located shall be adopted as a unit for selection of Aanganwadi Worker/helper.
  2. The Ward conforming to the laid down criterion of population/child population, distance from other Aanganwadi centres etc. as may be prescribed from time to time by Government of India shall be the guiding principle in the expansion programme of Aanganwadi Centers.
  3. There should be a minimum space of 400-600 sq feet with adequate infrastructure, and facilities for a child friendly AWC including safe drinking water, separate toilet, electricity, heating/cooling arrangement and space for Poshan Vatika (subject to change as per GoI guidelines).

Criteria for Selection of Aanganwadi Worker:

  1. Women candidates in the age group of 18-37 years shall be considered for the post.
  2. The candidate should be a domicile of the UT of J&K.
  3. The candidate should be a resident of the Electoral Ward where AWC is situated. Name in the voter list for the ward shall be considered as the proof of residence of the candidate. In case the name of the candidate appears in Voter list along with her parents, then she must provide certificate of being unmarried issued by the concerned Tehsildar. Wherever, there is any dispute as to residence for any reason, then a residence proof certifying the ward of residence from the concerned SDMIACR shall be considered.
  4. Minimum qualification for Aanganwadi Worker shall be 1 O+ 2 and maximum graduation. In case no 1 O+ 2 candidate is available in the Ward, JO+ 2 pass candidate from the adjoining ward shall be considered which would require prior approval of Mission Director, Poshan Abhiyan

In case suitable candidate is not available from adjoining Ward, candidate from the nearest Ward within the Panchayat can be considered subject to the approval of the MD, Poshan Abhiyan.

f Weightage shall be given on the basis of marks obtained in 10+2 and selection shall be done purely on merit basis and no other criteria to be considered.

  1. In case eligible candidate is available within the family of retiring A WWIAWH, the said candidate shall qualify for additional two percent points. h. In case of tie in merit of the eligible candidate, candidate with higher age will be preferred. z. Candidates with qualification higher than graduation shall not be considered.

Criteria for selection of Aanganwadi Helper

  1. The selection of Helper shall be restricted to the electoral ward where Aanganwadi Centre is located.
  2. Women candidates in the age group of 18-37 years shall be considered for the post.
  3. The candidate should be a domicile of the UT of J&K.
  4. Minimum qualification for Aanganwadi Helper shall be Matriculation. e. In case no matriculate candidate is available in the Ward, candidates with qualification not less than VIII standard shall be considered.

f A Selection Committee comprising of Child Development Project Officer (CDPO), Block Development Officer (BDO) and Zonal Education Officer (ZEO) concerned in each Project/ Block shall have the mandate to make selections of the eligible candidates for the position of A WH.

  1. The Committee shall select the most destitute/needy married woman of the ward as helper from amongst those who fulfill the qualification criteria. In case no married candidate is available, unmarried candidate may be considered.

Selection Committee for Aanganwadi Worker:-

The CDPO concerned shall with the prior approval of MD, Poshan Abhiyan invite applications from the eligible candidates through advertisement in all prominent newspapers, uploading on District and Department Website, notification in all government offices and panchayat ghars. A Selection Committee comprising of following officers in each district shall have mandate to make selection of eligible candidates for post of AWW.


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