Anganwari workers threaten hunger strike from Monday
‘SWD DIDN’T COMPLY WITH COURT ORDER ON PROMOTION’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, May 20: Even after the High Court directed the Social Welfare Department to go ahead with the promotion of Anganwari workers to the post of Supervisors, the Department is “deliberately delaying” the process to adjust some alleged blue eyed candidates, the Anganwari workers said on Friday.
Last year the State Government was due to promote several Anganwari workers, who possessed the graduation degree at the time of appointment to the post of Supervisors under 25 per cent quota meant for graduate workers. Subsequently some in-house candidates, who did graduation after their appointment as Anganwari workers, also applied for the promotion.
However, on Oct 15, 2010 Government in its order rejected the degree qualification of such workers on grounds that these were obtained by them while they worked in the Social Welfare Department as Anganwari workers.
“Therefore, the degree qualifications cannot be recognized for considering their claims for promotion to the post of supervisors under 25 per cent quota meant for graduate Anganwari workers,” order said.
Following which the drop out candidates filed a petition before the court to challenge the order.
Subsequently, court on April 1, directed the Department to proceed with the process of promotion for the post of supervisors in the 25 per cent quota meant for graduate Anganwari workers.
Court said the process of promotion could not be withheld awaiting the result of the petition in the interest of public at large.
“But the department is yet to comply with the court direction to proceed with the promotions,” the aggrieved candidates said and alleged that the department was deliberately delaying the promotion process. They threatened of hunger strike from Monday if their demands were not addressed immediately.
An Anganwari worker wishing anonymity said she “was divorced after she did not get promotion on time.” She threatened of self immolation if the Department failed to promote her.
The aggrieved candidates’ appealed to the chief minister, Omar Abdullah, to get them promoted immediately otherwise they would launch agitation.
When contacted the Director Social Welfare Department, Hilal Ahmad Parray said, “I am in a planning meeting in New Delhi. I can’t comment on the issue this time.”
Lastupdate on : Fri, 20 May 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 20 May 2011 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 21 May 2011 00:00:00 IST
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