Aganwadi workers protest, demand hike in honorarium

Aganwadi workers protest, demand hike in honorarium
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ARIF RASHID
SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Association (AWHA) on Saturday protested to press for their demand of increase in honorarium and other benefits.
Scores of the protestors assembled here at Paratap Park and shouted slogans against the state government.
The aganwadi workers are on strike from last three days demanding an increase in honorarium for both workers and helpers in Anganwadi centres.
President of Anganwadi Centres Association, Tasleema Subhan said, “We are on strike from last three days. All Anganwadi workers are on protest for three days. The strike will continue till the government will not accept our demand. The state government is providing six hundred rupees for helpers and three hundred rupees for workers. An extra honorarium is provided by the central government.”
She added: We are demanding an increase in honorarium, Pension, and medical leave for both workers and helpers. We are also demanding the promotion of employees as per the seniority basis.”
The protestors said that besides doing the Anganwadi work, they also perform duties of the health department, education department and social welfare department. “But we are never paid for the extra work,” they said.

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