‘Give us gratuity of ₹10 lakh’

Anganwadi workers staged a demonstration in front of the Collectorate here on Friday to highlight their demands, including gratuity of ₹10 lakh on superannuation.

The protestors, led by A. Mariammal, district president of anganwadi workers’ union, raised slogans demanding time-scale for them after recognising them as government employees.

Besides giving them pension and family pension, the anganwadi workers should be given a gratuity of ₹10 lakh and ₹5 lakh to the assistants.

After CITU secretary R. Russel formally inaugurated the protest, district secretary of AnganWadi Workers’ Union M. Chandra addressed the 500-odd protestors gathered in front of the Collectorate.

Similar agitation was organised near Tenkasi Collectorate also.

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