Lucknow: Showering praises on the contribution of Anganwadi workers in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday announced to raise the salaries of the female Anganbadi workers and their assistants. He also made an assurance to provide them homes and solve their grievances at the earliest.

On this occasion, the new Chief Minister also declared to restore the facilities provided to the freedom fighters in the state.

Akhilesh was addressing a rally organised by Northern Railway Men's Union and the Hind Mazdoor Sabha on the occasion of May Day at Charbagh Railway Stadium on Tuesday.

Along with workers of many labor organizations, Anganwadi workers were also present in large numbers during the rally. Addressing the gathering, Akhilesh said, “I have received a 17-point charter from the Anganwadi workers. This includes a demand of increasing the honorarium of the Anganwadi workers and their assistants by Rs 1500 and Rs 750 respectively.” Assuring the workers, Akhilesh said, “I agree to their demands and will try to fulfill it soon.”

The Chief Minister promised to constitute a committee to dispose of the demands related to recruitment for the vacant posts, state status to the employees, honoraria and other demands.

Akhilesh also declared to restore the Labour Department in Noida which was abolished by the former Mayawati regime. He said that his government is committed to launch various schemes for the welfare of women and girls.

The Chief Minister also promised to provide homes to the labourers in the state. He said, “I am aware that the lives of working classes go through a lot of hardships. The labourers have the greatest contribution in changing the face of the country but their safety and facilities in private industry are grossly overlooked.” He has assured to take effective measures to take care of their rights.

Promising to ameliorate the lives of those freedom fighters who fought during the emergency days in the state, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that they are democracy soldiers and assured them to restore the facilities offered earlier by the Samajwadi party government.

He also heard the grievances of the 24 employees and 68 workers of the Modern India Industries, Ghaziabad. He talked to their leader Anil Giri and directed the Labour Commission to look into the case.