ASHA employees demonstrate outside the CM camp headquarters

Angry because they were prevented from demonstrating at their director’s office in Panchkula on February 29, several ASHA workers and staff members from other departments organized a demonstration in the vicinity of the CM camp office here today.

The police halted them at a distance when they set up a dharna because they planned to gherao the camp office. The demonstrators gave the Deputy Civil Surgeon a document addressed to the Chief Minister.

They have been requesting retirement benefits, ESI facilities, a monthly wage of Rs. 26,000, and to be placed on the same footing as government workers.

The movement’s leader, Neeru, said that while they had stopped their 73-day state-wide demonstration on the government’s word, their demands had not been taken into account.

“We want the commitments made to be kept, including a fixed stipend of Rs 4,000 for the duration of the strike. We will have to demonstrate once again if our demands are not fulfilled,” she said.