Pune: The Anganwadi Karmachari Sanghatana (Maharashtra) (aka Anganwadi Employees Association) has organised a statewide conference for anganwadi sevikas and helpers in the city on November 24 and 25.
More than 200 sevikas and helpers from all over the state will be participating in the conference that will discuss the major issues pertaining to remuneration given to anganwadi employees in the state.
“While anganwadi employees play a major role in moulding the new generation, they do not receive adequate credit and remuneration for the same. In many states, the remuneration of the anganwadi sevikas and helpers has increased to over Rs 10,000 and 7,000 respectively, however in Maharashtra, it is still Rs 7,000 and 4,000 respectively. Even though the Central Government recently ordered an increase in the remuneration, there are no signs of the State Government taking any steps in that direction,” said Shubha Shamim, State Upper Secretary of the association.
Around 250 anganwadi employees will participate in the conference that will be held at JP Naik Centre for Education and Development, DP Road, Kumbre Park, Kothrud from 1 pm onward. The conference has received backing from the All India Federation of Anganwadi Sevikas and Helpers (AIFAWH) and Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU).
Before the conference, the anganwadi sevikas and helpers have organised a rally starting from Chhatrapati Shivaji Statue, Kothrud at 11.30 am.
Usharani, President, AIFAWH, Comrade Ajit Abhyankar, AR Sindhu, Upper Secretary, AIFAWH, Dr DL Karad, State President, CITU and Comrade MH Sheikh, State Secretary, CITU are expected to be present for the conference.