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Anganwadi workers protest for various demands

Reiteirating their demands and entering their statewide protest to third consecutive day the Anganwadi workers and assistants association staged protest at Bhergaon to press for resolution of their demands on Tuesday.

Scores of Anganwadi workers and assistants staged a sit-in protest demonstration and parlysed the normal functioning of  Child Development Project Office at Bhergaon of Udalguri from 10 am to 2 pm  raising slogans against the Union and the state government.

The protesters numbering nearly five hundred protested demanding gratuity, formulation of pension scheme, immediate enhancement of their honorarium 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. 5000 and Rs 4000 per month respectively.

The protestors  also handed a memorandum addressed to the Chief Minister and Department of Social Welfare, Government of Assam, wherein they resented the State govt’s backtracking on the promise made earlier for increasing their honorarium and sought immediate intervention  to resolve their issues.

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Recipient of The Annual Colosseum Awards 2014 & 2015 (by The Assam Tribune group), Shajid Khan is an Independent journalist based in Assam. He has contributed numerous political, socio-political stories for bountiful national,international as well as Assam based publications including The New York Times,Firstpost,The Telegraph. He also pens down analytic commentary on print and web based publications.

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