02 September 2009

The Pioneer. BHUBANESWAR | Wednesday, September 2, 2009 Anganwadi workers stage rally, seek Govt staff status PNS | Nabarangpur The Nabarangpur District Anganwadi Ladies Workers’ Association took out a procession from the Ram Mandir here to the Collectorate and submitted a memorandum to Collector Roopa Mishra demanding absorption of Anganwadi workers and helpers in Government service. The association’s other demands included payment of salary to Anganwadi workers and helpers Rs 10,000 and Rs 5,000 per month, respectively along with DA and other allowances, no direct recruitment for the posts of ICDS supervisors judging by experience of 10 years, promotion of Anganwadi workers as Supervisors against 100 per cent posts, brining Anganwadi workers and helpers under the EPF and MP Act 1952, ESI Act 1948 and compensation, gratuity and bonus laws, provision of leave on national and festival holidays and provision of summer vacation at par with the regular Government servants. The demonstrators held a meeting in front of the Collectorate. Association secretary Sabita Nayak pointed out that the Governments of Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry have absorbed the Anganwadi workers and helpers in Government service.