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Pending Wages: Anganwadi workers, helpers stage protest in Anantnag over pending wages 

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Anantnag: The Anganwadi workers and helpers staged a protest on Monday in Anantnag town over the delay in release of their monthly salaries.

The protesting employees said they were deprived of their salaries for the last six months.

“We are without salary for the last six to eight months which has subjected us to mental depression,” the protesting employees said.

Besides the salary of the last six months, the employees said the salary of a few months of the last three years was also pending.

“Being the ground workers, all government schemes are implemented through Anganwadi workers and helpers but we are denied our basic rights,” they said.

The employees said they are denied social security, benefits including promotion, gratuity, pension, provident fund and medical facilities.

“We have been protesting in Srinagar, at district headquarters and even knocking doors of concerned authorities but no attention is being given towards our genuine demands,” the protesting Anganwadi workers and helpers said.

The employees said they are working on meager salaries and the government has failed to provide them their wages, leaving them high and dry.

The protesting employees urged the concerned authorities to look into the matter and release their pending wages and increase their salaries as well.

Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted ganaie@kashmirvision.in

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