Release wages of AWWs, casual labourers before Eid: Mir

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Aug 1: Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) president GA Mir has emphasized the Governor SP Malik to look into the grievances of agitating Anganwari Workers (AWWs) and other casual labourers.
Anganwari Welfare Forum called on PCC president today and sought his intervention in releasing their pending wages, besides ensuring redressal of other grievances they were confronted with.
Mir expressed serious concern over the hardships confronting Anganwari workers and similarly situated casual labourers serving in PHE and other departments for a long time, he said.
Emphasizing the Governor SP Malik to address their concerns before the auspicious occasion of Eid-Ul-Azha, Mir said Anganwari workers, as reported, were not being paid their wages regularly which has forced them to agitate on roads, besides there were pending wages, which the Govt should clear to ensure that they could be able to sustain their families.
“The workers were deeply involved in social activities, they need to be facilitated to continue with their work,” Mir said and added that Govt should make serious efforts to release and enhance their monthly wages.