ICDS workers protest ion Kupwara, demand revocation of recent Govt order | KNO

ICDS workers protest ion Kupwara, demand revocation of recent Govt order | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Kupwara, July 11 (KNO) : Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) workers Thursday staged a protest against the recent government decision of getting their salary and attendance signed from concerned Sarpanches. Scores of ICDS workers blocked Chowkibal-Kupwara road amid anti-ICDS department and state government sloganeering for issuing such an order which they say ‘is morally, ethically against them’. “Being a government servant we’re forcefully being asked to work as maids of Sarpnaches which is totally injustice without duty”, Shameema, one of the protester said. One of the helper one among the protesting women said that, Department has asked them to donate land for the construction of centers at concerned places against zero compensation or monthly charges, which they termed as, “oppression by government”. “Almost all the Sarpanchs are uneducated and don’t have proper knowledge of affairs. There was a day when they used to visit us for petty interests of getting different eatables from our centers now they’ll inspect us which is totally unacceptable,” they complained.(KNO)