|Anganwari workers, helpers hold protest|
|Early Times Report|
Jammu, Feb 20: Anganwadi workers welfare Association A unit Of Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh today held Demonstration / Dharna and observed black day wearing black Badges to protest against both the central and State Government Budgets as it has disappointed the workers in the country as well as in the state , both The Governments have ignored the scheme workers such as Anganwari workers , Asha workers
Protesters wearing black ribbons raised the slogans in support of their demands urging the State Government to enhance their honorarium at par with the adjoining states of Haryana, Punjab and Delhi where Rs. 10,000 are paid monthly honorarium to the workers.
While addressing the protesting employees, Suman Suri, State president, JKWHU, criticized the Government for its anti-worker policies. She demanded fixation of final seniority list of Anganwadi workers and conduct of DPC without any delay, implementation of new pension schemes in favour of workers and helpers, keeping provision of gratuity at the time of retirement at the age of 65, implementation of free Group Insurance scheme, release of money for mobile charges and MPR on line expenses including two pairs of uniforms and cancellation of illegal and unfair promotion orders of Anganwadi workers as supervisors.
Ratna, Swarna, Vijay, Nirmal Sharma, Mahajeeban, Meera, Ravinder, Pinki Bhat, Renu Sharma, Ganga Sharma and Asha Sharma asked the authorities and State Government to accede to their demands at the earliest.