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Enhance our remuneration, demand Anganwadi workers

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TANGLA, Feb 4: Anganwadi workers on Saturday staged a protest for resolution of their demands.

Scores of Anganwadi workers and assistants took out a protest rally at Bhergaon in Udalguri on Saturday and staged a protest in front of the office of the Child Development Project Officer, Bhergaon,  raising slogans against the Union and State governments. Around 500 protesters demanded gratuity, formulation of pension scheme, immediate enhancement of their remuneration, payment of minimum wages and increase in budget of ICDS. They also demanded regularization of their services as Class III and Class IV employees with increase in their honorarium to Rs. 5,000 and Rs 4,000 per month respectively.

“The wages have not been revised since the last 10 years and the workers are facing trouble to mage their families with such a meagre income. We have been meted out step-motherly treatment by both the Centre and the State Government,” said Aru Boro Rajbongshi, an Anganwadi worker.

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