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Ordinance Cleared for Benefits to Anganwadi Workers

Published: 14th May 2015 06:02 AM  |   Last Updated: 14th May 2015 06:02 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a major relief to hundreds of Anganwadi workers across the state, the Cabinet on Wednesday issued its nod for the ‘Kerala Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Welfare Ordinance 2015’, which aims at providing retirement-related and other benefits to anganwadi workers and helpers. The Cabinet decided to recommend to the Governor to promulgate the ordinance.

 The ordinance aims at providing benefits to anganwadi workers and helpers under the Comprehensive Development Scheme.As per the ordinance, Kerala Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Welfare Fund would be formed.  Each workers should contribute `200 while each helper should contribute `100 to the fund.

They would be included under a special insurance scheme called the Anganwadi Beema Karykarthi Yojana.  The chairperson of the body, formed in this regard, would be nominated by the government.

Other Decisions

The Cabinet on Wednesday sanctioned 59 posts of teachers in the newly-started 13 government Arts and Science colleges across the state. Permission was also given to appoint guest teachers in 28 posts.Sanction has been issued for all casual labourers at Chettachal Jersey farm who are working on rotation basis to continue in the posts. The decision was taken as an earlier decision by theAgriculture Department making only 69 casual labourers permanent was found legally unsustainable.V K Beeran has been appointed as special officer to prepare a report on setting up a special regulatory board to protect the rights of senior citizens.

He will get the status of the Advocate General and a fixed amount as honorarium.

CABINET OKAYS APPOINTMENTS

T’Puram: The Cabinet has decided to entrust appointments of non-teaching staff in all universities of the state to the Kerala Public Service Commission. An earlier ordinance to this effect was put on hold after the Governor returned it due to the impending LegislativeAssembly session. 

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