Anganwadi workers hold massive rally before Assembly

Hundreds of agitating Anganwadi workers and cooks coming from almost all parts
of the State on Tuesday staged a massive rally at Lower PMG here, demanding
minimum remuneration of Rs 15,000 a month and Government servant status.

Taking out
the rally from Master Canteen square the Anganwadi workers and their assistants organised a protest meeting near Lower PMG and slammed the State Government for not addressing their demands
despite their repeated agitation.
others demands include provision of social security benefits like EPF and
pension, reservation of quotas for Anganwadi workers in ANM, primary school
teachers and other rural level posts and their promotion to the post of
by All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), the agitators demanded immediate
fulfilment of their demands without any further delay. 
 “It is unfortunate that the Centre and State
have been turning down appeals of the Anganwadi workers and other trade unions
for hike in wages of the Anganwadi workers and cooks and other basic minimum facilities
for them,” said AITUC deputy general secretary Bijay Jena.
the gathering all Odisha Anganwadi Karmi Sangha leader Harapriya Swain also
opposed the privatisation of mid-day-meal scheme and demanded immediate
withdrawal of the move.
delegation also met the Women and Child Development Minister and submitted a
memorandum to her to this effect.

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