(Accredited Social Health Activist) Programme
Since inception of NRHM in 2005, ASHA (known as ASHA Sahyogini
in Rajasthan) has played an important and critical role in implementation
of health activities under NRHM. The ASHA programme was introduced
as a key component of the community process intervention and now
it has emerged as the largest community health worker programme
in the world and is considered a critical contribution to enabling
people's participation in health.
ASHA is a community level worker whose role is to function as
a health care facilitator, a service provider and to generate
awareness on health issues. Besides delivering key services to
maternal child health and family planning, she also renders important
services under National Disease Control Programme.
• Ensuring 4 antenatal checkups, institutional delivery
and post natal checkups.
• Identifying the risk and referring the mother & child
to the health institution.
• Promoting attendance of children at anganwadi on village
health and nutrition day for immunization.
• Holding monthly meetings of Village Health and Sanitation
• Counselling couples for family planning and distributing
contraceptives to eligible couples.
• Counselling mothers fo immunization of child at every
• Interface between community and health services to control
diseases such as Malaria, Tuberculosis, Blindness etc.
Current scenario - A woman hired by Women & Child Department
but works for Medical & health also, she gets fixed Rs. 1600
from WCD and M&H pays incentives. Currently around 48000 ASHA
Sahyogini are working in the State. They are given a small village
or a cluster of houses for ensuring better awareness about health,
RCH activities and family welfare services in the village.
Why ASHA Soft - To ensure timely and transparent online payment
to ASHAs; To improve the system for effective monitoring their
performance on 26 parameters.
Main activities - Verification of ASHA Claim Form; Online data
entry of ASHA Claim Form and its verification on ASHA Soft; Release
of sanction or fund transfer order; Release of payment (using
DSC); SMS will be sent to ASHA for information of online payment.
Strengths - No capital investment in any manner and at any level
(Existing PC is used); Existing Information Assistants/ Computer
operators used –No new HR hired; Existing SMS Gateway is
used…better used; Existing banker can be made partner; Utility
of PCTS/MCTS, which in turn strengthens entry regime; No need
to compile information manually; Informed decisions are encouraged.
of ASHA Claim Form
26th – 30th of the month |
entry of ASHA Claim Form and its verification on ASHA Soft
Supervisor/Data Entry Operator |
||Release of sanction
or fund transfer order
||MOIC with assistance
of LHV/ Accountant
4th of the next month |
||Release of payment
5th to 7th of the next month|
Soft Help line:
Mobile No.: 8290266668, 8290266669
• Certificate of Recognition awarded to "Medical and
Health Department, Government of Rajasthan at 4th eHealth Healthcare
LEADERS' AWARDS on March 12th, 2015.
• Elets Knowledge Exchange Awards 2015 on May 5th, 2015.
visits of other states:
Three States Maharashtra, Punjab & Karnataka team visited
in the state to see the implementation of ASHA Software and requested
NIC & Medical Health & FW department GOR to provide software
to implement same in their states.