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Anganwadi workers end protest outside Kejriwal's house

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Anganwadi workers and helpers, protesting for the last 52 days outside Chief Minister Kejriwal's residence here demanding increase in honorarium, ended their protest on Thursday.

Workers under State Anganwadi Workers and Helpers Association, also took out a victory march from Civil Lines till Assembly on Thursday afternoon.

The association said they called off the protest after a Gazette notification on the increase in honorarium was issued.

On July 22, the Delhi government had decided to double honorarium of around 22,000 Anganwadi workers and helpers from Rs 5,000 to Rs 9,678 and from Rs 2,500 to Rs 4,839, respectively.

Also, the Anganwadi workers were allowed an additional Rs 500 for internet bills and Rs 250 for helpers.

The decision taken in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister was then pending for Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal's approval.

On last Thursday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that Baijal had given approval to the decision to double the salary.



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First Published: Thu, August 24 2017. 19:22 IST