Government of Jammu and Kashmir

SRINAGAR — The Government of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday sanctioned the recruitment of Sanginis (Anganwadi Workers) and Sahayikas (Anganwadi Helpers) for Anganwadi centers across the union territory.

As per the order issued by the Social Welfare Department, the recruitment will be done strictly as per the procedure laid out in the new Human Resource policy issued under the Government Order No. 222-JK(SWD) of 2022.

“The eligibility criteria for the selection of Sanginis require that women candidates in the age group of 18-37 years should be considered for the post. The candidates should be domiciles of the UT of J&K and residents of the Electoral Ward where the Anganwadi Centre is located,” the order said, adding that the minimum qualification for Anganwadi Workers should be 10+2 and a maximum of graduation. The selection will be done purely on a merit basis based on the marks obtained in 10+2.

The eligibility criteria for the selection of Sahayikas require that women candidates in the age group of 18-37 years should be considered for the post. “The candidates should be domiciled at the UT of J&K and the minimum qualification required is matriculation. In case no matriculate candidate is available in the ward, candidates with a qualification not less than VIII standard shall be considered,” it added.

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The order further said that the selection committee comprising Child Development Project Officer (CDPO), Block Development Officer (BDO), and Zonal Education Officer (ZEO) concerned in each Project/Block shall have the mandate to make selections of the eligible candidates for the position of AWH.

“The Committee shall select the most destitute/needy married woman of the ward as a helper from amongst those who fulfill the qualification criteria. In case no married candidate is available, an unmarried candidate may be considered,” it added.

Similarly for Aanganwadi Worker (Sangini), the concerned CDPO, with prior approval from MD, Mission Poshan, shall invite applications from eligible candidates through advertisements in prominent newspapers, uploading on the district and department websites, and notifications in all government offices and Panchayat Ghars.

“A Selection Committee shall be constituted in each district to make selections of eligible candidates for the post of AWW. The committee shall comprise the officers including District Program Officer, ICDS concerned – Chairperson, District Social Welfare Officer concerned – Member, CDPO concerned – Member Secretary, Assistant Director Employment concerned – Member and General Manager, DIC concerned – Member,” it said.

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The selection committee shall prepare the final merit list and select list, which shall be publicly displayed in local newspapers, offices of all committee members, Panchayat Ghars, and on the website of the department.

A copy of the final merit list and select list shall also be provided to the concerned Sarpanch and Panch, with a receipt on the same day of issuance, for a period of 10 days for any appeals. After that, the committee shall submit its recommendations to the concerned ADDC for approval. The CDPO concerned shall issue the engagement orders of AWW accordingly, after the ADDC’s approval.

The CDPO concerned shall issue the engagement orders of AWW accordingly, after the ADDC’s approval. Any orders issued without proper advertisement, scrutiny, and selection strictly on the basis of merit by the committee and approval of the ADDC shall be void ab-initio, and strict action shall be taken against the defaulting officers.

The concerned authorities have been ordered to advertise the available posts widely for two weeks to create necessary awareness among the general public so that deserving candidates are appointed.

The whole process of recruitment is expected to be completed within 30 days of the issuance of this order.

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