We are living in a democracy, not DICTATORSHIP, Mr Rane…

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On the one hand, she says the Anganwadi worker’s job is on an honorary basis and, on the other hand, says they cannot join hands with any political party.
Is there a code of conduct for honorary workers, really, Mr Vishwajit Rane, Minister for Women and Child Development?
How inhuman was this order, as the Anganwadi workers were getting paid peanuts, and that too has been snatched away by the heartless minister and the director?
The workers were fighting for their rights, and the Indian constitution has given them the RIGHT to FIGHT for their RIGHTS.


SURAJ BNANDREKAR
Editor, Goemkarponn

Even 60 years after liberation, Goa does not seem to be liberated from the dictatorship; while the Portuguese have long left Goa for good, there still exists the “Zamindar” and “Rajshahi” attitude of a few who want to snatch away all the rights from the people.
One such matter is the Anganwadi workers. Seven Anganwadi were terminated merely because they formed a new union and participated in a strike. Is this not dictatorship?
The order issued by Deepali Naik, Director & Ex-officio joint secretary DWCD, on April 1, 2022, reads, also says the Anganwadi workers have no right to protest and demand regularisation, nor can they demand civil posts.
“As intimated, inter alia, in the letters of the Government of India, Ministry of Women & Child Development, from time to time, and vide recent letter dated 08/12/2021, the Anganwadi Workers/Helpers are Honorary Workers who come forward to render their services in the area of childcare and development on payment of monthly honorarium,” the order by WCD director says.
The letter further says that the seven workers violated the Code of Conduct.
“The agitating New Union with support of the some of the Anganwadi Workers/Helpers who were directly assisted the Congress Party through Hrudaynath Shirodkar failed to maintain integrity, devotion to duty
and acted unbecoming of Anganwadi Workers/Helpers, violating the expected code of conduct,” the WCD department said. The director seems to be kidding.
On the one hand, she says the Anganwadi worker’s job is on an honorary basis and, on the other hand, says they cannot join hands with any political party.
Is there a code of conduct for honorary workers, really, Mr Vishwajit Rane, Minister for Women and Child Development?
How inhuman was this order, as the Anganwadi workers were getting paid peanuts, and that too has been snatched away by the heartless minister and the director?
The workers were fighting for their rights, and the Indian constitution has given them the RIGHT to FIGHT for their RIGHTS.
Is forming a new union a crime? The workers may have felt that the old Union was fighting for them and hence decided to form a new one. Is it a Crime to do so, Mr Rane.
Also, Hrudaynath Shirodkar is an advocate, and the Union has sought his legal help. If the workers are associated with Hrudaynath Shirodkar, what is wrong with that? If Shirodkar has links with the Congress party, is he disqualified as a lawyer? If not, he has every right to fight against the government’s atrocities on Anganwadi workers.
And how does association with Adv Shirodkar make it a violation of the non-existent Code of Conduct?
In that case, every government servant from Sattari should be terminated from government service because they are seen at the rallies and meetings of their MLA Vishwajit Rane. Isn’t that true, Mr Rane?
Simply because you want to settle scores with those who resist your rules does not make it a violation of the law. We live in India, which is a democracy and not under Hitler’s rule of HIRE AND FIRE as per your whims and fancies.

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