AP govt. health workers hold protest for ₹10,000 salary

Written By Aravind Peesapati | Updated: August 26, 2019 18:31 IST
AP govt. health workers hold protest for ₹10,000 salary

Andhra Pradesh government health workers held a protest in Vijayawada on Monday, demanding CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to implement the poll promises that he had made.

Raising anti-government slogans, they demanded that the government should raise their salaries from ₹3,000 to ₹10,000 per month. A protester claimed that some of them aren't getting the ₹10,000 salary they were promised.
The health workers also demanded that the honorarium which is paid over and above the salary which is pending for four months be paid immediately.
Thousands of Accredited Social Health Activist (ASHA) workers and Community Health Workers arrived from all the 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh and held a massive demonstration at Lenin Centre demanding that the government pay them Rs 10,000 salary per month as was promised by Jagan Mohan Reddy.
“During his padayatra, Jagan promised to increase our salaries from Rs 3,000 to Rs 10,000 per month. After becoming the CM he announced the increase in our salaries but we are not being paid Rs 10,000. Instead, the government is grading the workers under A, B, C categories depending on the kind of services we provide," the workers’ leader P Mani said.
"The B and C grade workers are not getting the Rs 10,000 that is promised by Jagan Mohan Reddy. All of us voted overwhelmingly in favour of YSRCP thinking that Jagan would keep his promises but we are very disappointed,” he added.
“Sunday night, more than 100 workers have been detained in Visakhapatnam while they are leaving for Vijayawada. Police took them to police stations and took a written statement that they won't go to Vijayawada,” one woman alleged.