New Delhi: BJD’s Aska MP Pramila Bisoyi today raised the issue of women empowerment in the Lok Sabha and demanded pay hike of ASHA and Anganwadi workers.
Speaking in the House during the Zero Hour, Bisoyi said, “In September 2018, the Central Government had increased the remuneration of ASHA and Anganwadi workers to Rs 4500 per month, which is not enough. Women working at the grassroots level of the society should get respect. I demand hike in the remuneration of ASHA and Anganwadi workers to Rs 15,000 per month and of Anganwadi helpers to Rs 12,000 per month.”
“I wish everyone on the occasion of Ratha Jatra. Jai Jagannath. Jai Odisha,” she concluded.
Prior to her speech, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla praised Bisoyi for her role in leading self-help groups (SHGs) in her area before her election as a member of the House.