What are the ASHA incentives?

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One of the key components of the National Rural Health Mission is to provide each village in the country with an ASHA-trained health activist or accredited social health activist selected from the village itself and held accountable, the ASHA will be able to operate. as an interface between the community and the public health system.

Key Components

Following are the key components of ASHA:

  1. ASHA must be primarily a married/widowed/divorced villager, preferably in the 25-45 age range.
  2. It must be an educated woman who, when choosing, favours those qualified to level 10, wherever they are interested and available in sufficient quantity.
  3. This can only be relaxed if no suitable person with this qualification is available. official, the Village Health Committee and the Gram Sabha.
  4. ASHA capacity building is viewed as an ongoing process. receive performance-based incentives to promote universal immunization services, referral and follow-up for reproductive and child health (RCH) and other health programs, and construction of domestic toilets.
  5. Armed with the knowledge and a kit to provide first-line medical care, each ASHA is expected to be a source of community involvement in public health programs in their village.
  6. ASHA will be the first port of call for all issues related to the health  of disadvantaged populations, particularly women and children, who find it difficult to access health services
  7. its social determinants and will engage the community for local health planning and increased use and Mobilise accountability of  existing health services
  8. She will promote good health practices and will also provide a minimum package of curative care appropriate and feasible at that level and make timely referrals.
  9. ASHA will provide information to the community on determinants of health such as diet, basic sanitation and hygiene practices, healthy living and working conditions, information on existing health services and the need for timely access to health services, family health and well-being.


The state government has improved the monthly performance-based incentive for ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activists) workers by 30%. Consequently, Asha workers hired under the administrative control of the Health and Family Welfare Commissioner would be paid Rs 9,750 per month instead of Rs 7,500.

The increased salary would take effect June 1 and be payable in July, and the benefit would extend to all  Asha workers. The government increased wages for Asha workers from Rs 6,000 to Rs 7,500 per month three years ago.

Orders placed on Wednesday that have already sanctioned upgrades, if any, since July 1, 2018, would be included in the 30%  monthly performance-based incentive upgrade and there would be no further upgrades. The forthcoming review of the monthly performance-based incentive would be comparable to other contracted outsourcing/recruitment services in other government departments/entities.

Meanwhile, the state government also increased by 30% fees paid to 29,804 sanitation workers, 22,533 public health workers and 7,271 non-public health workers working on a subcontractor basis in various municipalities across the state under the administrative control of the Department of Municipal Administration.

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