Pension scheme: Anganwadi staff begin dharna

Though, after lot of pressure, government has agreed to provide  pension facility to workers, it is not useful as government has roped in private companies to provide the benefit, the agitators complained.

As private companies invest in shares, chances of the anganwadi workers getting the pension is minimal, they added.

Extending support to the protesters, Zilla Panchayat vice-president B Sumitra, demanded the government to fulfil all the demands.

The agitators also demanded that all the workers in the age group of 18-60 years should be brought under the pension scheme.

Anganwadi workers from Chikkaballapur and Shidlaghatta taluk took part in on the first day of the five-day protest.

Sunandamma, Bhagyamma, Gayatri, B N Munikrishnappa, Siddagangappa and others led the protest.

In the later days workers from Chintamani, Bagepalli, Gudibande and Gauribidnur are expected to participate.

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