Anganwadi workers angry with budget
01 Feb 2018 | NEWSCLICK | Full Article
“The election manifesto of the BJP for the 2014 Parliament elections said that if it came to power it would “Review the working conditions and enhance the remuneration of Anganwadi workers”. The last full budget of the NDA government is proof of not only the breaking of its promise but also of the criminal neglect of India’s eight crore malnourished children and two crore pregnant mothers,” the All India Federation of Anganwadi Workers & Helpers (AIFAWH) said in a statement .
“Since 2011 the remuneration of the anganwadi employees had not been increased whereas the working hours had been increased to make it full time. At present the Government of India pays Rs.1800 for workers and Rs.900 for anganwadi helpers per month,” the statement added.