The Tripura High Court accepted a writ petition filed by Anganwadi workers and Anganwadi assistants demanding gratuity and other benefits after their retirement.
Hon’ble Justice T Amarnath Gaur has directed the state government to file a counter affidavit.
20 Anganwadi workers and helpers filed a writ petition saying that the 2022 Supreme Court judgment in Maniben Magnabhai Bharia v. District Development Officer and others clearly stated that Anganwadi workers and helpers engaged in ICDS schemes are entitled to gratuity and other retirement benefits.
Prior to the writ petition, the petitioners had appealed to the State Government, respecting the judgment of the Supreme Court, to grant them gratuity and other retirement benefits.
But the state government rejected the application without any consideration. The Hon’ble High Court accepted the writ petition.