Anganwadi Workers Stage Protest, Seek Increment In Salaries

Srinagar- Scores of Anganwadi workers on Thursday staged protests at Press Colony Srinagar and sought increment in their salaries.

The protests were held under the banner of Anganwadi Association.

Anganwandi workers shouted slogans against the Social Welfare Department and decried failure of the government failure to release their salaries on time.

Taslima Suman, President of Anganwadi Association Kashmir Province, said that protest was being held in order to compel the government to fulfill their long pending demand to increase their salaries.

“We are doing the same work as other anganwadi workers are doing in different states of India but our salaries are less” Taslima said.

“If the government does not pay heed to our demands and increase our salaries, we will hit the roads in protests”. She added.

The protestors alleged that the government is taking them for granted and has failed to recognize the contribution of the workers.

They appealed the government to release their salaries on time and sought the promotion of the employees on seniority basis.

Shehnaz another protester said that there are around two thousand anganwadi workers and they are working on mere four thousand rupees per month.

“We have received no perks from the government for our work in times of the pandemic” she said.

The protestors said that their salaries should be at par with salaries of Anganwadi workers in other states of India.

The anganwadi workers sought the intervention of the Lieutenant Governor in addressing their grievances.

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Syed Mohammad Burhan

Syed Mohammad Burhan has Masters in Mass Communications and works as City Reporter at Kashmir Observer. He tweets @syedmohammad313

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