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Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi to give away National Level Awards to Anganwadi workers tomorrow

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The Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi will give away National Level Awards to anganwadi workers to recognize their exemplary service in the field of child development and related areas under the ICDS Scheme, at New Delhi tomorrow. The scheme for awarding anganwadi workers at the National and State levels was formulated in the year 2000-01. These awards are given annually.

The Award at the National Level comprises a cash prize of Rs.25,000/- and a citation. State Level Award comprises a cash prize of Rs. 5,000/- and a citation.

During the last two years, awards for the years 2011-12 onwards have been conferred. The Awards for the year 2016-17 are being given to 51 awardees tomorrow.

As per guidelines, National Level Awards to AWWs are given to the awardees nominated by States/UTs out of the State/UT level awardees. The number of nominations of AWWs at National Level depends on the size of the State/UT and operational ICDS Projects.

The nominations received from the States/UTs are screened by a Selection Committee after which the final selection for awards is made.

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First Published: Wed, August 30 2017. 00:21 IST