Pay our salaries in time: Anganwadi office-bearers

CDPI officials says cheques are ready for distribution

The office-bearers demanded release of honorarium though 18 days of this month have passed and rent of the building in which the anganwadis are housed.

The lives of the anganwadi workers/office-bearers who are solely dependent on the honorarium have been affected due to delay in the release of money. Though it has been demanded many times that honorarium be released before the 10th of every month the CDPI official has cast a nelson’s eye to the issue, alleged protesters.

The anganwadi centre’s are run in the private building. From past six months no rent has been paid to the owners of the building who are now troubling the anganwadi workers. This has also hampered the opening of further anganwadi’s in rural areas, complained protesters.

The protesters alleged that the office of Department of Women and Welfare is housed in a building 2 km away from the town. Destitute women, handicaps and orphans come under the purview of the department. But due the distance from the town it is creating problems for these people. The officials who are hand in glove with the owner of the building are avoiding to shift the office to town.

CDPI official Gangamma who arrived at the spot assured the protesters that the honorarium cheques were ready. She also said that in future such mistakes would not happen and added that money would be provided for rent. The office-bearers later withdrew the protest.

The protest was led by CITU leader Chennarayappa, Anganwadi Workers Association President Venkatalakshmamma, Secretary Ratnamma, leader Annapoornamma, Yashodamma, Nagaratnamma and others participated.

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