Anganwadi Workers And Helpers Welfare Fund Board (AWWF) - WCD Kerala

Anganwadi Workers And Helpers Welfare Fund Board (AWWF)

Kerala Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Welfare Fund was formulated on 10/04/1992 as per G.O(P) No. 12/92/SWD and amended as per G.O(P) No. 6/93/SWD dtd 06.05.1993. The fund was constituted as Board as per G.O(P)94/13/Fin dtd 07/03/2013. Under section 10th of Kerala Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Welfare Fund ordinance 2016 (5 of 2016).

The Board shall consist of members nominated by the Government as hereinafter provided, namely:-

  1. A person nominated by the Government, he shall be Chairperson of the Board;

  2. Four members representing Anganwadi Workers and Anganwadi Helpers;

  3. An expert having special knowledge in the matters relating to women and children and having sufficient skill to deal with the matters;

  4. Director, Women and Child Development Department;

  5. An officer of the Women and Child Development Department not below the rank of Additional Secretary;

  6. An officer of the Women and Child Development Department not below the rank of Additional Director he shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Board;

  7. An officer of the Finance Department not below the rank of Deputy Secretary;

  8. An officer of the Law Department below the rank of Joint Secretary.

As per G.O(MS) No.523/2016/SJD dated 11.11.2016 the Government of Kerala introduced a Welfare fund with the contribution of Rs. 200/- from Anganwadi workers and Rs.100/- from Anganwadi helpers. The Government of Kerala contributes 50% of total contribution. The Welfare fund is functioning under a Chief Executive Officer attached to the Directorate of Women and Child Development Department, and an accountant attached to all District WCD Offices. District Women and Child Development Officer (DWCDO) is the district level inspecting officer.

The benefits provided loans for education, treatment, marriage, house construction, and educational award.

Membership : All permanent Anganwadi Workers and Helpers are members of this welfare fund.

Contribution to the fund

Contribution of Anganwadi Worker   :           Rs. 200 per month

Contribution of Anganwadi Helper     :          Rs. 100 per month

Govt. contribution is 50% of total Contribution

Benefits from the Welfare Fund

Marriage assistance (advance) for the marriage of worker/Helper or their daughter

upto Rs. 2000/-

Medical aid (for treatment of cancer, T.B,
Leprosy, Heart diseases & Kidney
transplantation and major Operations)

upto Rs.10,000/-

House building advance

upto a total of 30 months honorarium

Educational loan for the education of children

up to Rs.1000

Death compensation

@ Rs.10,000/-


@ Rs.1000/- per month to Anganwadi Worker 
@ Rs.600/- per month to Anganwadi Helper

Educational Award to children of  Anganwadi Workers/Helpers

Rs.500/- 1st prize
Rs.300/- 2nd prize
Rs.200/- 3rd prize

Retirement benefit

Contribution from the Member + 
11% interest + Equal Govt. Contribution

Various Committees relating to the Anganwadi Welfare Fund
Various Committees are constituted to review the functioning of the Anganwadi Welfare Fund.

District Level Review Committee
The following personals are included.

District Social Justice Officer


District Probation Officer Grade I


Programme Officer District Level ICDS cell

Member Secretary

A representative of the Director of Social Justice (an officer not below the rank of CDPO)

2 representatives of the Anganwadi Worker and Helpers in the district 


State Level Review Committee

Director of Social Justice


Chief Executive Officer

Member Secretary

A representative of the Secretary to Govt. Social Justice Department not below the rank of an under secretary


One representative from each District selected by the District level review committees


Contact Person

Chief Executive Officer
Anganwadi Workers & Helpers Welfare Fund 
Social Justice Annexe
Poojappura, Thiruvananthapuram
Ph: 0471 - 2342433(O)
Mob: 9446176426

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