Kejriwal meets Anganwadi workers, assures them help
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday met a large number of Anganwadi workers in five different batches at his residence, who met him to list their grievances. After listening to their issues, Kejriwal assured them of action on all their grievances.
Speaking on the attacks on several Anganwadi centres and workers in the past few weeks, Kejriwal assured of all possible help.
"Security of all of you is our responsibility. I will talk to the Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and will also meet him to apprise of the situation. I will ask him to direct the Delhi Police to do the needful," said the Chief Minister.
The workers complained of attacks and threats to them from a union, which has been protesting.
They said that the protesting union was upset with them as they were working, while the union wants them to stop their work.
The workers also demanded for a salary hike, to which Kejriwal replied in the affirmative.
"Wait for a week or so, you are going to get a salary hike and a handsome percentage hike. We are here for you and will take care of everything," he told the workers.
On the complaint of the quality of food at the centres, Kejriwal said that the quality will be improved after consultation with Anganwadi workers. Many also complained of poor facilities at their centres.
"We have started our model Anganwadi centre. The first one is in Pitampura, where there are four centres and all are better than private crèches.
"We will come up with similar centres all over Delhi in the coming days. We together have to make centres so good that people start sending their kids to our centres instead of private crèches," Kejriwal told the workers.
He also assured them of providing modern facilities and the best equipments at their respective centres.
The Chief Minister further assured to fill up the vacant posts, so as to ease out the workload of the staff members.
On the complaint of issues of promotion, Kejriwal said that he will look into the process and discuss it with his Deputy Manish Sisodia.
On the issue of merger of some centres, Kejriwal said that none of the staff will lose their jobs. He also assured the workers of expediting some of the pending payments.