Telangana Anganwadi Workers & Helpers Roles and Responsibilities

GO.14 Telangana Anganwadi Workers & Helpers Roles, and Responsibilities, Honorarium Payment/ GO.MS.No. 14. Date:-23-05-2015: Government of Telangana, Department for Women Children Disabled and Senior Citizens(Schemes) – Guidelines/ Roles and Responsibilities to Anganwadi workers and Anganwadi Helpers payment of honorarium, leave entitlement, disciplinary proceedings-Orders Issued.

From the Director, WD & CW, Lr.No.808/ICDS-3/2015, Dt:07.04.2015.

In the reference cited, the Director, Women Development & Child Welfare Department has requested to frame the guidelines and Roles and Responsibilities to Anganwadi workers and Anganwadi Helpers payment of honorarium, leave entitlement, disciplinary proceedings.

2. After careful examination of the proposal of the Director, WD & CW Department Women Development & Child Welfare Department, the Government hereby framed the guidelines as follows:-

1. Roles and Responsibilities of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers:
The service of ICDS like the Supplementary Nutrition Programme, Growth Monitoring, Pre-School Education and Health and Nutrition Services and Education to Women and Children happen through the Anganwadi Centers in the State.

In recent days the activities have increased as instead of giving Take Home Ration to the pregnant & Lactating women, one cooked full meal is being provided to them under Arogya Lakshmi Programme at the center itself along with administration of IFA tablets. In addition to it, Pre-School along with nutrition pogramme is being run for the children in the age group between 3-6 years, rests to a large extent on her ability and capacity to perform her role and responsibilities effectively. Hence, it is very essential to re-define the role of Anganwadi Workers and Anganwadi Helper for delivering the above services effectively.

A. Role of Anganwadi Worker:
The Anganwadi Worker shall perform the following functions.
1. The center should run from 9:00 A.m to 4:00 P.M every day.
2. Issue of Ration (Eggs, Rice, Dal, Oil, Vegetables, condiments, and Milk) for Pregnant & Lactating Women and Pre-School children as per average attendance of the previous three days to Helper.
3. Boiled Egg should be served at 10:00 A.M to the Pre School Children.
4. Conducting Pre School Education to children between 3-6 years as per preschool time table using Pre-School Kit, providing a joyful learning environment for the children and assessing development and learning abilities using the ECCE card.
5. Organizing Supplementary Nutrition feeding for 3-6 years children, hot cooked meal for Pregnant & Lactating mothers as per the prescribed menu.
6. Follow Food safety and hygiene at AWCs strictly.
7. Ensure prescribed feeding every two hours for Severely Acute Malnourished & Moderately Acute Malnourished children.
8. Undertake Growth monitoring: Weighing all children 0-3 years (monthly) and identification of growth faltering in children will be a crucial activity.
9. Conducting Special Days:
a) NHD-I- Distribution of taking Home Ration (Bala Amrutham +8 eggs) and Growth monitoring.
b) NHD-II- Involving ANM/ASHA facilitating immunization, ANC and PNC, micronutrient supplementation, de-worming, referral, etc., conducting monthly Health Nutrition and Sanitation Education.

10. Maintaining the Mother-Child protection card (MCPC) and individual growth charts to track the growth trajectory of every child.
11 Providing special care to children who are underweight, identifying severely & moderately acute malnourished children and referring them to PHC for medical check-up.
12 Following up children rehabilitated at NRCs.
13 Undertaking home visit for one or every day between 4-5 PM, especially to reach out to the children under 3 years, high-risk pregnancies and Lactating mothers, etc., and also providing counseling to pregnant women and initiation of breastfeeding, exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months and introduction of complementary feeding after 6 months to Lactating women.
14 Providing home-based guidance on early stimulation and development to monitor the developmental milestones of each child.
15 Identifying children with any visible disability or developmental delays and referring children for Child Health Screening and Early Intervention Services.
16 Participation in Village Level Meeting of VHSNC, etc.,
17 Creating Linkages with other sectors specially health, Panchayat, Education, Drinking water and sanitation, etc., for improved health and malnutrition status of the people in the village.
18 Eliciting community support and participation in the delivery of services.
19 Coordination and facilitation of programs delivered from the ICDS platform like SABLA, KSY, IGMSY, WIFs, RSBK, etc.,
20 Convening the Anganwadi Level Monitoring and Support Committee (ALMSC) every month as and when required and report progress to the next higher level.
21 Maintaining Records and Registers pertaining to services, SNP components, beneficiary details, deaths and births of mothers and children and updating every month. Preparing Monthly Progress Reports in prescribed formats.
22 Organizing ECCE Day at the AWCs.
23 Getting Pre-School Certificate issued by CDPO to the children joining in primary school and maintaining a Register for tracking such children.
24 Conducting Annual Household Survey once a year and updating quarterly.
25 Any other responsibility assigned by the Govt. from time to time.

B. Role of Anganwadi Helper:
1. Maintenance of Anganwadi Centers- cleaning the premises daily and arranging for clean drinking water.
2. Cooking and serving of food to the children and pregnant and lactating women.
3. Maintenance of hygiene at the Centre.
4. Collecting and bringing small children to the Centre and ensuring the cleanliness of small children.
5. Proper and safe storage of commodities at the Centre.
6. Assisting Anganwadi Workers in the discharge of her duties.
7. Any other responsibility assigned by the Govt. from time to time.

2. Payment of honorarium: 
The honorarium will be directly credited into the saving Bank Accounts of the Anganwadi Workers and Helpers every month based on the work done reports received from the Supervisors and CDPOs.

3. Leave Entitlement:
a. The Anganwadi Workers and Helpers are entitled to 12 Casual Leaves per year.
b. As per Govt. of India F.No.1-3/2010-CD-I, dated:9th July 2010, paid absence on maternity would be provided for a period of 180 days and may cover any period beginning from the 8th month of the pregnancy. Paid absence on maternity would be admissible for a maximum of 2 occasions with less than 2 surviving children.
c. Paid absence on abortion/miscarriage would be admissible to such Workers/Helpers who have completed at least 1 year of service as such worker.
d. Paid absence on maternity/abortion/miscarriage would be admissible to such workers/Helpers who have completed at least 1 year of service as such workers.
e. Entitled for first 15 days holidays in the month of May for the AWWs & 2nd 15 days holidays in the month of May for the AWHs.

3. In addition to the above provisions and regulations, all other existing G.O and circulars that are issued from time to time will continue to support the spirit in which these regulations and provisions are framed.

4. The Director, WD & CW is requested to take necessary action accordingly.

Telangana Anganwadi Workers, Helpers Roles and Responsibilities

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