Anganwari workers and helpers on Monday held a protest in front of Office of Divisional Commissioner Jammu demanding release of pending salaries.
Protesters raised slogans in support of their demands urging the State Government to enhance their honorarium at par with the adjoining states of Haryana, Punjab and Delhi where Rs. 10,000 are paid monthly honorarium to the workers. While addressing the protesting workers Mohd Gafoor Dar State President J&K National Trade Union Front condemned the anti workers policies of State Government and ICDS higher authorities who are just shedding crocodile tears for the welfare of the workers and not settling their genuine issues.
They demanded enhancement of honorarium, fixation of final seniority lists and holding of immediate DPC meeting to clear all the pending promotions of supervisors, implementation of New Pension Scheme to workers and helpers and provision of gratuity at the time of retirement at the age of 65 years, etc.
Other senior leaders of Anganwari workers who addressed the protest include Ratana Devi, Vijay Kumari, Suman Suri, Ashi kumara, Lalita Devi, Raj Kumari, Shamim Akhtar, Shazia Kounser, lrshad Begam, Anuradha, Sawatar Kumari, Hanifa Bhagam, Neelam Parihar, Monika Devi, Pinki Bhat, Vimmi and Juli.