Anganwari workers protest; demand honorarium on pattern of Haryana

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Rupnagar
  • Updated: Sep 08, 2014 22:05 IST

Anganwari workers on Monday held a protest march and hold traffic on Rupnagar-Nawanshahr road over their demands.

While addressing the rally, anaganwari mulazam union, Punjab, senior vice-president, Gurdeep Kaur, said that Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal had assured the union in March that anganwari workers would be provided honorarium on the pattern of Haryana.

"However, it has been implemented so far, which has caused a great resentment among anganwari workers in the state,"she added.

Kaur demanded that anganwari workers be provided honorarium on the pattern of the neighbouring state Haryana and also sought the implementation of integrated child development service (ICDS), recruitment of supervisors, arrangement of gas stoves at anaganwari centres, provision of pension and gratuity for anaganwari workers.

Anaganwari Mulazam Union district president Amarjit Kaur and state senior vice-president Gurmit Kaur, Centre of Indian Trade Union (CITU) district president Gurdev Singh Bagi also spoke on the occasion.

The anganwari workers also went to submit the memorandum of their demands to the deputy commissioner. However, no official turned up to receive their memorandum.

Thereafter, protestors marched towards the Rupnagar Headworks and blocked traffic on Rupnagar-Nawanshahr road.

On getting the information, Rupnagar sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Harsuhinderpal Singh Brar and deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Harbir Singh Atwal reached the spot and received the memorandum of their demands.

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