Anganwadi workers seek more honorarium, stage protest workers seek more honorarium, stage protest
Srinagar, Mar 3, KNT: Scores of Anganwadi workers and helpers Thursday staged protests against the Government for its failure to increase their honararium and release salaries.
The protests were organized at different district headquarters including Srinagar and Anantnag.
The protesters under the banner of Helpers and Workers Association shouted anti-Social Welfare Department and anti-Government slogans for their failure to release their salaries. “We have not received salary from last several months from the department. Besides, we are being paid low wages and from past over a decade honorarium has not been increased,” said the protesters.
The protesters also said that they have sacrificed their youthful days for the welfare of department on meager monthly honorarium. “We have served our department on a small amount from more than last three decades, now Government should provide us social security for our old age days,” Gulshan Ara, an Anganwadi worker said.
The members also alleged that neither the higher authorities have released funds for Anganwadi workers, helpers nor the functionaries in CDPO and District Social Welfare Offices (DSWO) have ever paid their wages on time. (KNT