Ranchi braces for a protest as Anganwadi workers, fueled by discontent, demand justice. Unfulfilled promises spark an outcry for fair compensation and support
On December 4, Anganwadi workers in Ranchi will stage a protest, expressing discontent with Chief Minister Hemant Soren for perceived unmet demands. Gathered at Morabadi, these workers, under the BJP Kisan Morcha, voice concerns about delayed salary, honorarium, nutritional support, and housing. Jai Prakash Pandey, State officer of BJP Kisan Morcha and vice president of Anganwadi Sevika Sahayaika Sangh (ASSS), highlighted the Government of India’s Rs 5,742.37 lakh budget allocation for 2023-2024 in October. However, Pandey asserts that the state government failed to deliver on its promises, leaving workers without timely compensation.
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Pandey’s Plea: Unmet Commitments, Worker Plight
Pandey laments the absence of mobile facilities and recharge support for workers, adding that PF, gratuity, and pension commitments outlined in the ASSS agreement are not being honored. Expressing disappointment in the unfulfilled assurances, Pandey emphasizes the crucial role Anganwadi workers play and calls for immediate attention to address their grievances, underlining the importance of fair compensation and support for their tireless efforts.
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