Anganwadi workers remained on strike in Neelam Park on the second day
Bhopal. Due to the Anganwadi workers and assistants of the state who went on strike since Monday for their demands, the lock is hanging in the Anganwadi centers of the city. In such a situation, more than fifty thousand children of the district are not even getting nutritious food. On the first day, more than five hundred workers staged a sit-in at Neelam Park in Jahangirabad, on the second day after protesting at the collectorate. This protest will continue till January 28.
Rani Malviya, state executive member of Madhya Pradesh Anganwadi workers and assistants union, told that all Anganwadi workers and assistants will continue the agitation till their demands are fulfilled. In the second phase of the movement, lockout has been done in Anganwadi centers from 23 to 28 January. Now the dharna will continue till 28th January at Neelam Park. He told that the government has been ignoring our demands for a long time. Here District Program Officer Sunil Solanki has not yet made alternative arrangements to supply nutritious food to the children.
Activists adamant on these demands
Malviya told that workers and assistants attached to Anganwadi centers should be declared as government employees, arrears of Rs 1500, direct recruitment of workers, workers and assistants should be given salary of Rs 25 thousand and 12 thousand 500. Along with this, a demand has been made to include workers and assistants in the Ayushman Yojana, not to put on duty in departments other than the Women and Child Development Department, and to stop the retirement process until they are regularised.