Visakhapatnam

Contract ANMs stage protest

Outsourcing, contract ANMs being arrested by the police, in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.

Outsourcing, contract ANMs being arrested by the police, in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: arranged pic

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Seek regularisation of their service

A tense situation prevailed at the DM & HO’s office when scores of contract, outsourced and 2nd ANMs stormed the office, located near Bullayya College, demanding regularisation of their jobs, on Tuesday.

Addressing the striking workers, AP Government Contract and Outsourcing Employees, Workers, Teachers JAC State chairman A.V. Nageswara Rao said that YSR Congress Party president Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy had promised, during his padayatra before the elections, to regularise the services of outsourcing employees after coming to power in the State. Around 3.5 lakh contract workers had brought the YSRCP to power and they were hoping that their jobs would be regularised.

The government had issued orders for the filling up of vacancies. Orders were issued for the filling up of women ANM posts in the Village Secretariats. He said that there were 8,000 contract, 2nd ANM and others who have been rendering services for the past 15 years. Instead of regularising their services, the government has issued orders for filling up of vacant posts, which was unjust.

He demanded that the 8,000 workers be regularised in the filling up of the 13,000 vacant posts. The government should reconsider its decision and first regularise the existing contract workers.

The protesting workers were forcibly removed by the police and in the process two ANMs sustained injuries, according to JAC district chairman R. Sankar Rao.

District JAC leaders Devaki, Krishnaveni and Kumari, convener P. Mani and CITU district secretary V.V. Srinivasa Rao were among those who participated.

Meanwhile, CPI(M) district secretary K. Lokanadham condemned the arrest of the ANMs and demanded regularisation of their services.

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