Yesterday near the home of Parminder Singh Dhindsa who is the Punjab Finance Minister a huge number of anganwari workers and helpers had fight with police while the police was stopping them from going to the minister’s home.
These anganwari workers and helpers came to Dhindsa’s home to give their letter in which their demands are mentioned . In this fight of police and anganwari workers no one gets hurt. After this fight anganwari workers blocked the Sangrur bypass road.
A tehsildar came to this dharna and received their letter from them then the road blockade was lifted by the anganwari workers. Anganwari workers and helpers demanding that as the government promised in 2012 that they will get wages on Haryana pattern will be implemented as soon as possible. And they also want government employee status
Gurmail Kaur who is the District president of Anganwari Mulazam Union Punjab told that in Haryana anganwari workers get Rs 7500 per month and helpers get Rs 3500 per month where as in Punjab anganwari workers get Rs 5000 and helpers get Rs 3500 per month wages. She told that they want Rs 18000 for anganwari worker and Rs 9000 for a helper per month wages. She also told that anganwari helper should be promoted after 3 years of services as a anganwari worker.
A leader of the union Ranjit Kaur Channo told that anganwari workers and helpers were ignored in the seventh pay commission.