Vacancies for the position of Anganwadi Helpers -AWH

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Vacancies for  the position of Anganwadi Helpers -AWH
Vacancies for  the position of Anganwadi Helpers -AWH

In compliance with departmental guidelines and with the approval of the District Level Selection and Monitoring Committee meeting held on 03/11/2023, applications are sought from eligible female candidates for the position of Anganwadi Helpers (AWH) to fill vacancies within the Darjeeling ,Kurseong , Kalimpong and Mirik area The role of AWH is voluntary, and individuals selected for this position will not be recognized as government employees. Prospective candidates are encouraged to carefully review the provided instructions before applying for the advertised positions.

Conditions and Qualification: 


A candidate should be a resident of the concerned GP/Ward where the Anganwadi Centre is located. Residential Certificate is therefore to be furnished as duly certified by the notified authorities and to be enclosed with the application. 


The applicant must be in the age limit of 18-35 years. For this purpose, the date of issuance of notification shall be considered as the benchmark date for calculating the age. 


Minimum educational qualification Class XII Pass. However a candidate with higher qualification will also be considered for the post. 

Appointing Authority: 

CDPO of the concerned Project. Posting may be done in any vacant AWC within the Gram Panchayat. 

Notified AWH Vacancies:- UR: 4, SC: 9, ST: 3, OBC-A: 5, OBC-B: 3, PH:1

Residential proof: 

Residential certificate to be furnished as issued by MP/MLA/ Councillor /Sabhapathi Panchayat Samity/Pradhan-GP & the District Magistrate/Addl. District Magistrate/SDO/BDO. Name of Gram Panchayat/Ward of the candidate must be clearly mentioned in the residential certificate along with other identification details especially when it is issued by any authority other than Pradhan-GP and should be produced with the application. 

Age proof: 

Certificate of Birth/Class X Admit card or certificate etc. 

Caste Certificate: 

Caste certificate, issued only by the Sub-Divisional Officer will be accepted. Otherwise the candidate will be treated as a general candidate. Caste Certificate must be valid in respect of the State of West Bengal and should be active at the time of submitting the application. 

Certificate for person with Disability: 

Certificates with more than 40% disability, issued by the competent authority will be accepted. Otherwise, the candidate will be treated as a general candidate and it must be active at the time of submitting the application. 

Selection criteria: 

a) Submission of Applications: 

A copy of the application proforma is annexed with this downloaded be from notification. Application pro-forma may Alternatively, the proforma may also be photocopied from the source document made available at the office of the undersigned. 


The postal address for sending applications is notified in the following section of this notification. 

The deadline for submitting applications is 5:00 PM on December 5, 2023. 

First level Screening of applications:

 The applications are verified and admit cards will be issued only to those candidates whose applications are found correct in all aspects. 

Written Examination: 

Candidates found to be successful after first-level screening of applications for the said post will undergo a written examination followed by a viva-voce. And the final merit list is based on cumulative outcomes. 

  • The total marks for written and viva-voce will be 100 out of which 90 (75 MCQ, 15 Essay) are for written test and 10 are earmarked for viva-voce. 
  • If a candidate is qualified in the written examination, but does not appear in the viva-voce she will be disqualified for selection as AWH. 
  • There will be no qualifying marks in the viva-voce test. 
  • A candidate must secure at least 30 marks to qualify for the Viva-Voce. Call letters for interviews shall be offered based on the inter-se merit displayed in the written examination. 
  • For preparation of the final Panel, marks obtained in the written examination as well as in the Viva-Voce test will be considered for preparation of merit list. 

Syllabus for written examination- 

  1. An essay of 150 words in mother tongue (Class VIII standard) :15 Marks 
  2.  Arithmetic (Class VIII standard) :20 Marks 
  3. Nutrition, Public Health, Status of Women :15 Marks 
  4. English language (candidates understanding of the simple and Primary knowledge of English language), simple translation up to the level of class VIII/IX etc. :20 Marks 
  5. General knowledge :20 Marks 

The date for the Written Examination will be communicated through admit card and by an update in the District website. Change in dates/schedules/any other corrigendum shall be notified in the District's website. No separate means of communication would be considered. Following the District website for subsequent updates is therefore on the applicants. Only the qualifying candidates shall be called for Viva Voce. 

Viva Voce: For 10 marks. 

All subsequent communication shall be through admit cards and/or through the website. Schedule and venue of Viva Voce for qualified candidates shall be communicated accordingly. 

Rate of honorarium: 

It shall be as per prevailing Government notifications. 

 Discontinuation/Termination of AWH post selection: 

Age limit for discontinuation/termination from the honorary work of AWH as per the norms notified by the competent authority from time to time. Service conditions shall be as decided by the competent authority. 

If it is found at any stage of selection process or even after selection that the candidate has submitted any wrong information regarding her age, caste, educational qualification, residential address etc. her candidature is liable to be rejected without assigning any reason thereof and it can be at any stage regardless whether selection process is underway or completed. Legal action as per Govt. rule may also be initiated against her. 

Application to be duly filled and all enclosures to be duly self-attested: Candidates are requested to enclose their government granted photo identity card, application form with necessary enclosures, caste/PWD certificates as may be applicable. The verification of original documents shall be at the time of viva-voce. Non submission of supporting documents would nullify the claim and shortfall in the essential documents shall summarily cancel the candidature. 

 Essentiality of the Admit Card: No Candidate will be allowed to take written test/Viva Voce without production of the Admit card and other required original documents. 


Validity of the panels: The validity of the final Panel list shall be as per the Government norms notified for the purpose at the time of issuing this notification. It may be noted that the Candidates on the waiting list from the panel may be considered for filling up vacancies only if the vacancy/vacancies created against the post(s) of Anganwadi Helpers (AWH) will be recruited through this notification no. 105/ICDS/DJ-PUL/23, dated:09/11/23. This consideration excludes any future vacancies or other positions that may be created subsequently. 

The selection of AWH will be as per the Final decision of the District Selection and Monitoring Committee, GTA -Darjeeling as per vacancy and reservation. 

Any candidate after selection in the post of AWH will have to be abiding by all the Govt. rules and regulations as issued time to time and as applicable for working as AWH. 


Subsequent supplementary information/ Changes any to be notified in the District Website: Schedules of the Examination and Viva Voce to be displayed in the district website. and any changes thereof also to be notified therein. Therefore, all candidates are advised to follow the district website closely until the final selection. 

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