Anganwadi workers protest, demand increase in honorarium

Anganwadi workers protest, demand increase in honorarium
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SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Association (AWHA) on Tuesday took to streets and staged a protest here demanding increase in honorarium.
The protestors demanded increase in honorarium for both workers and helpers of Anganwadi centres.
President of Anganwadi Centres Association, Tasleema Subhan, said, “We have already requested the state government to increase the honorarium of anganwadi workers and helpers. The state government is providing six hundred rupees for helpers and three hundred rupees for workers. Extra honorarium is providing by the central government.”
We are demanding maximum honorarium of 7000 rupees for workers and 10000 for helpers, she said. “We are paid rupees 600 from last 15 years. We are almost 61000 employees and we demand justice from the government,” she added.
The protestors said that they besides doing the anganwadi work, they also perform duties of health department, education department and social welfare department. “But we are never paid for the extra work,” Tasleema said.