Anganwari workers stage protest
Srinagar, Dec 8: Hundreds of Anganwari workers and helpers on Thursday staged a demonstration here to seek regularization and release of their pending arrears.
Protestors alleged they have been working without arrears for past eight months. “Even though senior officials have released funds, the Anganwari workers and helpers are yet to receive a penny,” said Tasleema Subhan, a protester.
“A meager amount of Rs 1800 per month had been fixed for our work,” she added.
Some of the protesters said they had been working in the Social Welfare Department for past 15- 30 years but they are yet to get regularized. “I live alone since my husband expired and the compensation I have been receiving from the department is the only source of income,” said Fatima Begum, 70, of Saida Kadal.
They also demanded the release of their pending arrears under enhancement policy by the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs for Anganwari workers working under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme,
“We render health, nutrition and childcare services in different villages but we are being exploited,” the protestors alleged.
They said the department had ‘failed’ to come up with some concrete plan for them.
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