Disengaged Anganwadi Workers, Helpers Stage Protest

Srinagar:- Jammu and Kashmir Helpers to Supervisors Association of ICDS department today staged a protest demonstration at Press enclave Srinagar demanding revocation of their ‘’sudden” disengagement orders from the service.

Government has ordered to disengage 918 helpers to supervisors in Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme of Social Welfare Department.

One of the protesters said, “We will continue to protest until the order is rolled back. Just think about it, we have given our blood to this department from 10 to 25 years with our service and suddenly we are being thrown out”

In addition, the workers alleged that they have not been paid for 3 years. “We never get paid on time but our work should be on point and on time. It has been years since we are waiting for our salaries. We protested and raised our voice but it seems to have fallen on deaf ears. We request governor sahib to listen to us and rollback this order,” another protester said,

The aggrieved workers said that if their demands are not met within a week they will start a strike with ‘’Governor House” and will camp in the city centre till their demands are fulfilled.

Last Month , Secretary Social Welfare Department, Sheetal Nanda, said that “there are no posts sanctioned, no budget and no funds for payment of remuneration to them.”

The government had already written to Mission Directors regarding disengaging of the 918 helpers to supervisors.

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