SAYS GOVT WILL BRING COMPREHENSIVE POLICY TO STANDARDIZE COMPENSATION FOR MEN OF ALL FORCES
REITERATES DEMAND FOR TOUGH ACTION AGAINST BRUTAL ASSAULTS ON INDIAN JAWANS
Tarn Taran, May 7
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday announced a job of Naib Tehsildar for elder daughter and reserved job of ASI for the younger son of the martyred Tarn Taran soldier JCO Paramjeet Singh during a visit to the family’s home in village Vein Poin here.
Extending all possible support to the bereaved family, the Chief Minister said his Government would soon table before the cabinet a comprehensive policy standardizing compensation for any Punjabi of any force who lays down his life in fighting for the nation.
Condoling the death of Shaheed Paramjeet Singh, Captain Amarinder said the jobs for the two children, which the family had sought from the government, would be in addition to the compensation already announced for the deceased’s next of kin.
The Captain Amarinder Singh-led government had earlier announced a total compensation of Rs. 12 lakh, including Rs. 5 lakh for the wife and children of the deceased, Rs. 2 lakh for his parents and a plot worth Rs. 5 lakhs. In addition, another Rs. 1 lakh was announced for renaming the local rest house in the soldier’s name. The Chief Minister on Sunday also announced a school and a stadium in the area in the name of the martyred jawan.
Amritsar MP Gurjit Singh Aujla had also announced that he would adopt the younger daughter Kushdeep Kaur of the deceased soldier and an IAS-IPS couple from Himachal Pradesh had already offered to bear the entire expenditure of her education.
Both Simrandeep Kaur, 16 and son Sahildeep Singh, 12 will be provided government jobs by the state government on completion of their education, the Chief Minister told mediapersons. Asked if the government was not discriminating against the third child of the deceased, he said it was not possible to provide individual compensation to every family member, but he made it clear that all promises made to the family would be fulfilled by his government, which would extent more help to them if needed.
Responding to questions, the Chief Minister said the central government was not doing enough to protect the men manning the country’s borders. Tough steps need to be taken to prevent the recurrence of such brutal killings at the border, he stressed, adding that India should retaliate with thrice the force to any incursions into our territory.The Chief Minister was accompanied by his cabinet colleagues Rana Gurjit Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu, as well as Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar. Others who accompanied the Chief Minister included Senior Advisor to CM Lt General TS Shergill, Media Advisor to CM Raveen Thukral, local MLA Dr. Dharambir Agnihotri, Khadoor Sahib MLA Ramanjit Singh Sikki, MLA Patti Harminder Singh Gill and MLA Valtoha Sukhpal Singh Bhullar.
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