Anganwadi Workers Eligible for Gratuity

In an important development, overturning a division bench decision of Gujarat High Court (‘GHC’), the Supreme Court (‘SC’) held that Anganwadi workers and helpers are entitled to gratuity under the Payment of Gratuity Act of 1972, and further went on to observe that: “It is high time that the Central government and State governments take serious note of the plight of Anganwadi Workers and Anganwadi Helpers who are expected to render such important services to the society,”