The Karnataka State Anganwadi Workers and Assistants’ Federation has urged the government to increase their salary to a minimum of Rs. 10,000.

H.K. Ramachandrappa, president of the federation, M.S. Vanajakshi, vice-president, and M.B. Sharadamma, secretary, told presspersons here on Wednesday that anganwadi workers were being paid Rs. 4,500, while assistants were given Rs. 2,250.

Ms. Sharadamma said people were reluctant to work in anganwadis because of the meagre salary. In Bangalore, no one had applied for the posts of assistant since one year, she said.

Ms. Sharadamma said the federation would organise a ‘Chalo chalo Bangalore chalo’ on January 29 to press for their demands.

Ms. Sharadamma alleged that several MLAs and Ministers instructed officials to use anganwadi workers and assistants to welcome them in villages by carrying ‘kalasha’ on their heads.

She urged the government to take steps to avoid exploiting anganwadi workers.

Ms. Sharadamma said anganwadi workers should be given retirement benefits and pension under the Sandhya Suraksha scheme.


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