Anganwari workers intensify strike, to shut centres from Monday

Anganwari workers intensify strike, to shut centres from Monday

‘Won’t submit monthly progress report’

Srinagar: Intensifying their agitation, Anganwari workers on Saturday said that they will be closing all their units and would not submit monthly progress reports from Monday.
The workers have been on a hunger strike demanding regularization of their services and hike in salaries.
Jammu and Kashmir Anganwari Workers Association President, Tasleem Subhan told Kashmir Reader that from Monday there will be “total lockdown” of all the Anganwari centers across the valley and they will not submit their compulsory monthly progress reports.
Subhan said that the move is aimed to intensify their demand for regularization of services and increase in salaries. She said that they were being deceived by officials who promised to resolve their issue.
All district level presidents of Aganwadi workers last month had gone on hunger strike and two senior workers had attempted self immolation in press enclave here in Srinagar. Scores of employees were recently detained after police flexed its muscles on the female protesters by cane charging and using tear smoke and pepper gas.