Tuesday, 24 April 2018

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    • Union Budget 2018-19: NDA Government has cheated the 27 lakh anganwadi workers and helpers


      AIFAWH will burn the effigies of NDA government throughout the country on 2nd February 2018 The election manifesto of the BJP for the 2014 Parliament elections say that if came to power it will “Review the working conditions and enhance the remuneration of Anganwadi worker's”. The last full budget of the NDA government is the proof of not only the breaking of its promise but also of the criminal neglect of India’s eight crore malnourished children and two crore pregnant mothers. Since 2011 the remuneration of the anganwadi employees had not been increased whereas the working hours had been increased to make it full time. (At present the Government of India pays Rs.1800 for workers and...

    • AIFAWH condemns the barbaric police attack on anganwadi employees in Punjab


      The Punjab police unleashed a barbaric midnight attack on the anganwadi employees who were sleeping at the place of ‘mahapadav’ in Patiala in Punjab. Thousands of anganwadi employees were on a peaceful protest against the indiscriminate opening of pre primary sections in government schools and the Direct Cash Transfer initiated by the Punjab government, as decided by the Government of India. These would ultimately lead to the closure of the anganwadi centres and sound the death knell for ICDS. The Anganwadi Mulajam Union, Punjab had given the call for a ‘mahapadav’ in Patiala against these measures, when repeated appeals to the government failed. The chief minister even went back on his...

    • AIFAWH demands that the Ministry of Women and Child Development must clarify its position on Cash transfer in ICDS


      STOP MISLEADING THE PEOPLE;CLARIFY THE STEPS BY THE MINISTRY OF WCDSTOP THE PROPOSALS FOR DBT/CCT AND PACKAGED FOOD IN ICDS The Ministry of WCD on 12 October 2017 issued a statement that the There is no proposal to discontinue Supplementary Nutrition Program under ICDS and replace it with Conditional Cash Transfer”. The statement says There have been reports in the Media that the Ministry of Women and Child Development is contemplating to dismantle the supplementary nutrition component of the ICDS programme and replace it with conditional cash transfer. It is pointed out that these reports are not based on correct factual position”(underline added) The media reports which appeared in...

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