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Posted at: Nov 9, 2018, 12:06 AM; last updated: Nov 9, 2018, 12:06 AM (IST)

Angawadi workers meet Guv, demand job regularisation

Tribune News Service

Jammu, November 8

A delegation of the Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Union, J&K, met Governor Satya Pal Malik at the Raj Bhawan here on Thursday.

The delegation apprised the Governor of their demands and requested that the workers and helpers who had completed 10 years or more may be given minimum wage grade and be regularised.

Till regularisation, as a stop-gap measure, the honorarium of anganwadi worker and helper may be enhanced to Rs 10,000 and Rs 6,000 respectively, provision of 10 per cent GPF/PPF in their favour, Rs 5 lakh to anganwadi workers and Rs 3 lakh to helpers on their superannuation, 15 days winter vacation and 45 days summer vacation at the anganwadi centres, 100 per cent promotion to the post of Integrated Child Development Services supervisors be made from the category of anganwadi workers, the termination orders issued with respect to temporary workers having completed 90 days or regular unbreakable service be withdrawn, block-wise seniority list of anganwari wokers and helpers be prepared, promotion strictly as per seniority, regular payment of rent, carriage charges and charges for online submission of reports may be assured and outstanding payments released at the earliest.

The Governor assured the delegation that he would look into their demands. Describing them as a vital service delivery force at the grass-roots level, the Governor lauded the devotion and efficiency with which anganwadi workers and helpers were performing their duties throughout the country.

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