Articles by: Kumudini Pati

Unpaid salaries, low budget allocation plague mid-day meal scheme in UP

Unpaid salaries, low budget allocation plague mid-day meal scheme in UP

On a biting cold  day in January this year, the city of Prayagraj witnessed a day long demonstration by a group of cooks employed by the government’s Mid-Day Meal Scheme (MDMS) for school children. They were demanding their pay, withheld for over eight months at the peak of the Covid pandemic, by the Uttar Pradesh regime without giving any reasons.[Read More…]

by 14/02/2022 Comments are Disabled COVID Response Watch
Employees struggle while IT companies see record profits during Covid

Employees struggle while IT companies see record profits during Covid

Uncertainty continues for thousands of information technology sector employees in Bangalore over when they will be able to return to their offices. Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic early last year staff of major IT companies have been working from home, which has resulted in a whole host of problems particularly for younger, entry-level employees. The fluid situation has[Read More…]

by 09/12/2021 Comments are Disabled COVID Response Watch
A day in the life of an ASHA worker in Uttar Pradesh

A day in the life of an ASHA worker in Uttar Pradesh

“We are working very hard as frontline workers since the first wave of Covid-19 started. But we have neither got the recognition we deserved nor the money for extra work.” The lament of Anju, an ASHA worker for the last four years in Phulpur tehsil near Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh represents the sentiments of a bulk of the state’s over 1.5[Read More…]

by 25/08/2021 Comments are Disabled COVID Response Watch