People's Democracy

(Weekly Organ of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)


No. 05

February 02, 2014




                                                        Mid-Day Meal Workers Organise Militant Demonstration


Bidyut Pal


THOUSANDS of mid-day meal workers coming from the districts of Saharsa, Supaul and Madhepura staged a militant demonstration in front of the Commissionerís Office on January 24, 2014. The demonstration was held under the banner of Mid-day Meal Workersí Union and led by its Pramandaliya Sanrakshak, Vinod Kumar. CITU state secretary, Ganesh Singh, Dr Chandrabhash, Ganesh Manav, Vyas Prasad Yadav, Manju Devi and other leaders addressed the demonstrators.


There was an atmosphere of chaos inside the Commissionerís Office due to this demonstration held outside on various demands like the regularisation of service, pay-scale, payment through bank account and issuance of appointment letters to the cooks.


All the senior officials were conspicuous by their absence altogether. Such an important project like mid-day meal is implemented in the schools of Bihar on a daily wage of Rs 33 only. The demonstrators said that they will develop the movement in stages all over the state if their demands are not fulfilled.