Government Schemes Current Affairs - 2019
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced landmark increase in remuneration for ASHA and Anganwadi workers. The announcement will be effective from October 2018. It was made during video bridge interaction with lakhs of ASHA, Anganwadi and ANM (Auxiliary Nurse Midwife). It was organised as part Poshan Maah being observed in September every year.
Increase in remuneration
ASHA workers: The routine incentive given by Union Government to ASHA workers has been doubled. In addition, all ASHA workers and their helpers will be provided free insurance cover under Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana and Prime Minister Suraksha Bima Yojana.
Anganwadi workers: Those receiving Rs. 3000 so far, will now receive Rs. 4500. Similarly those receiving Rs. 2200, will now get Rs. 3500. The honorarium for Anganwadi helpers also has been increased from Rs. 1500 to Rs. 2250. In addition, Anganwadi workers and helpers using techniques such as Common Application Software (ICDS-CAS), will get additional incentives ranging from Rs. 250 to Rs. 500 based on performance.
Delhi Government launches India’s first scheme for doorstep delivery of essential government services
Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi Government has launched scheme for doorstep delivery of 40 essential government services like caste and marriage certificates, driving license and new water connections. It is fist home delivery scheme of various essential government services in the country. It will help to deal with corruption in delivery of essential government services and promote transparent governance.
Key Features of Scheme
Under this scheme, Delhi government will provide 40 services such as caste certificate, driving licence at doorstep of people in the first phase. Eventually, more services will be added to the list in later phases. These essential government services will be delivered by mobile sahayaks with fee of Rs 50.
For implementation of this scheme, Delhi government has intermediary agency which has set up call centres and hired mobile sahayaks (facilitators). For availing doorstep delivery of services, Delhi citizens need to call centralised number to set up home visit with mobile sahayak.
The mobile sahayak will be equipped with all necessary equipment such as biometric devices and camera. These sahayak will help user fill out application, pay fee and collect documents needed for service. Then completed certificate will then be posted to applicant.
For certificates that mandate visit to office concerned, such as test for driving licence, applicant will be required to personally visit to office after sahayak helps with initial application at home. This scheme will cover doorstep delivery of various certificates including caste, new water connection, income, driving licence, ration card, domicile, marriage registration, duplicate RC and change of address in RC, among others.