Press Esc to close
Thursday 30 October 2014
News updated at 5:13 PM IST
Weather
Max: 0°C
Min : 0°C
In Bangalore
Sunny day

ASHA workers demand pending salaries, benefits

Last updated: 24 December, 2011
New Delhi, Dec 24, DHNS:

Minu Sharma is an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) working in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, who has not received one year's salary. She has come to Delhi to seek help from the government.

Minu Sharma is an Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) working in Dadri, Uttar Pradesh, who has not received one year's salary. She has come to Delhi to seek help from the government.

“It has been a year and the district chief medical officer has not given salaries to any of the ASHA workers. I am supposed to get a salary of Rs 3,600 per month,” said Minu.

A group of 500 ASHA workers from cities like Agra, Meerut, Bihar, Noida, Greater Noida, Lucknow and Delhi organised a sit-in protest on Saturday to demand payment of salaries due for more than two years and respect from doctors in their district hospitals.ASHA workers will move the Delhi High Court on 7 January 2012 with an appeal to look in to the matter.


Another ASHA worker said that doctors disrespect their work and do not attend to any patients they bring to the hospital for check ups.One of the key components of the National Rural Health Mission is to provide every village in the country with a trained female community health activist. The ASHA workers are selected from respective villages and are accountable for the health related activities.

However, ASHA workers complain that no rules are followed in their districts. The memorandum prepared by these workers includes other demands such as Below Poverty Line scheme facilties, pending commissions for their work from hospitals, provision of life insurance and other benefits

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Devotees offer prayers during Chhath festival celebrations at Galta Kund in Jaipur...

Devotees offer prayers during Chhath festival celebrations at Galta Kund in Jaipur...

Dipika Pallikal in action against Japan's Misaki Kobayashi in finals of JSW-PSA...

Dipika Pallikal in action against Japan's Misaki Kobayashi in finals of JSW-PSA...

Delhi Dynamos FC (orange) and North East United FC (white) players in action during...

Delhi Dynamos FC (orange) and North East United FC (white) players in action during...

President Pranab Mukherjee during the conference of directors of National Institutes...

President Pranab Mukherjee during the conference of directors of National Institutes...

Army personnel take position during a search operation of Lashkar-e-Taiba hideouts...

Army personnel take position during a search operation of Lashkar-e-Taiba hideouts...

Workers build the stage at the Wankhede stadium for the swearing in ceremony...

Workers build the stage at the Wankhede stadium for the swearing in ceremony...

Sri Lankan team during practice session before the match against India A...

Sri Lankan team during practice session before the match against India A...

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan with filmmaker Farah Khan, actors Boman Irani...

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan with filmmaker Farah Khan, actors Boman Irani...

Vehicles ply at Rajpath as fog covers it in New Delhi...

Vehicles ply at Rajpath as fog covers it in New Delhi...

A camel herder stands beside resting camels at the annual cattle fair in Pushkar...

A camel herder stands beside resting camels at the annual cattle fair in Pushkar...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523