Punjab increases honorarium of Anganwadi Workers and helpers, informs Aruna Chaudhary
Anganwadi Workers and helpers called off strike expressing gratitude towards Cabinet Minister
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Chandigarh : Punjab Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary, on Saturday, informed that the state government has enhanced honorarium of Anganwadi workers, Mini Anganwadi workers and Anganwadi helpers of the state.After this development, protesting Anganwadi workers and helpers from various parts of the State called their strike off at Dinanagar (Gurdaspur) with immediate effect and expressed their gratitude towards the Cabinet Minister Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary.The Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister said that Punjab Government led by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has decided to increase honorarium as per it’s 40 percent state share.
“Now, 26074 Anganwadi Workers would get Rs.600 more per month, while 1240 Mini Anganwadi Workers will get Rs.500 more as increased honorarium and 26074 Anganwadi Helpers have been able to draw Rs.300 more as honorarium every month”, said the Cabinet Minister.Mrs. Chaudhary said that acknowledging the demand as genuine and long pending, the issue was raised before Chief Minister Capt. Amarinder Singh. After getting the green signal of Chief Minister on proposal, the threadbare deliberations were held with Finance Minister on July 28.Mrs. Chaudhary said that after obtaining necessary approval from the department of finance, the Department of Social Security, Women and Child has issued letter in this regard. And, as their main demand is met, Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Unions have called off their strike, terming the decision historic.
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