Aanganwadi workers protest in Kupwara against ‘irregularities in seniority list’
Kupwara: Scores of Graduate Aanganwadi workers staged strong protest demonstration on Friday against alleged irregularities in the seniority list framed by ICDS department in Kupwara.
Dozens of workers carrying placards and banners assembled in public park Kupwara to stage protest demonstration against the department.
The protesting women workers urged upon authorities to interpret and implement SRO16 of 2004 in the light of judgment passed by High Court in the case of Kounser Jabeen v/s State which states that in terms of SRO 16 the graduate Aanganwadi workers and matriculate Aanganwadi workers constitute two different feeding categories for the promotion as Supervisors.
The protesting candidates alleged that the matriculate Aanganwadi workers who have attained graduation qualification during service should figure in the seniority list of Graduate Aanganwadi workers only from the date of obtaining degree of graduation and their seniority is to be reckoned as graduate Aanganwadi workers only from the date of obtaining degree as the rule of engagement itself having created two classes of Aanganwadi workers viz graduates and matriculate Aanganwadi workers.
They further alleged that some vested interest officials want to adjust some blue eye candidates so the seniority list was framed in violation to standing rules and norms.
The protestors later called off their protest peacefully after submitting memorandum to ADC Kupwara who assured them justice.