Anganwadi workers continue their militant struggle

Nearly 500 Anganwadi workers from all blocks of Gurgaon struck work for a week from 19th to 26th February. They demonstrated outside the residence of Rao Narbir Singh the Public Works Department minister in protest against low wages and oppressive work conditions. The workers demanded that their salaries be increased to Rs 18,000 per month and that they be given benefits such as health insurance and pension. “We work around the year every day without any leaves and we don’t have access to basic benefits given to other government employees such as pension and health benefits. And the government has not acted on our repeated demands,” said one anganwadi worker.

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On 1st March, an official release said that the Haryana Chief Minister announced the linking of wages of Anganwadi workers with wholesale price index which will regularly increase their wages in future. However, the workers know that many empty promises have been made, and will be watching closely. On 5th March, there is a plan to gherao state Assembly in Chandigarh.

In Jammu, over 2,000 anganwadi workers held protests against the Jammu and Kashmir government over its "failure" in fulfilling their demands, including enhancement of honorarium and seniority list. Accusing the government of failing to fulfill their demands, the anganwadi workers sat on a dharna at the Exhibition Ground. They demanded enhancement of honorarium, fixation of final seniority list, holding departmental promotion committee meeting, implementing the new pension scheme.

Earlier, on 17th Jan, nearly one crore anganwadi, ASHA and midday meal workers took part in militant protest actions in Delhi and in various states across the country. A joint memorandum had been submitted to the Finance Minister, demanding adequate financial allocation to the centrally sponsored scheme and increase in remuneration for the scheme workers.

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