J&K to give powers to panchayats for payment of honorarium to workers

The State Administrative Council (SAC) has approved decentralization of disbursement of honorarium to Anganwadi Workers and Helpers under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme and its disbursement through Gram Panchayats.
The disbursement of honorarium will be through Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) using Public Financial Management System (PFMS, the SAC which met here on Saturday took this decision, an official spokesman said late Saturday night.
The Supervisor in the ICDS being the grass root level worker shall be the nodal coordinator for the purpose. The Gram Panchayats shall monitor and supervise the functioning of the Anganwadi Centres (AWCs) and release the honorarium after satisfying themselves about the functioning of the said centres.