Srinagar, May 30 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, social and health workers staged a protest against the anti-people policies of the authorities in Zachaldara and Handwara areas of Kupwara district.
The protesting workers associated with Accredited Social Health Activists (ASHA) said that they had been rendering their services efficiently for almost a decade now without any regular and adequate salary.
They said that besides their overburdened assignments, their services were being utilised to deal with Covid-19 pandemic for the past one year with a meager amount of Rs 1000.
“We want the administration to increase our remuneration to Rs 21,000 so that we can fulfill our basic needs,” they said.
“Although we used to get some incentives on Eid, this year we were deprived of those incentives too,” said Beenish Akhtar of Laribal Rajwar.
They sought immediate intervention of Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and demanded their services be regularised with monthly renumeration of Rs 21,000.