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Anganwadi workers demand regularisation and salary hike

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New Delhi, July 7 (UNI) Anganwadi employees, demanding the status of government employees with an increase in salary, today announced that they would sit on a 10 day dharna and hunger strike near Parliament during the coming monsoon session in support of their demands.

Speaking at press conference, All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers and Helpers president Neelima Maitra, also stated that more centres should be pened and regularisation of the workers and helpers besides introduction of pension schemes.

The employees also demanded coverage under EPF and ESI Acts and formation a national level Tripartite Committee consisting of representatives of the centre and state Governments and Trade Unions to resolve their problems.

Ms Maitra said more than 14 lakh people were employed as Anganwadi workers and helpers all over the country with the maximum number in Uttar Pradesh. Till now, Pondicherry was the only state which has regularised the anganwadi workers and helpers.

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