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Punjab Govt Launches Job Scheme For Kin Of Fallen Security Personnel

State government ensures kin of armed personnel killed in the line of duty land good jobs

Punjab Govt Launches Job Scheme For Kin Of Fallen Security Personnel
Punjab Govt Launches Job Scheme For Kin Of Fallen Security Personnel
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2021-08-06T15:33:55+05:30

The world came crashing down for Amrit Bir Singh, then 21 years old, when his father Raghbir Singh, an inspector with the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), was killed in an ambush laid by Maoists in Sukma area of Chhattisgarh in 2017. “The void can’t be filled, but there is some conso­lation that the government has secured my career by giving me a respectable job,” says Amrit Bir, now 25 and under training as a tehsildar. According to the government officers who interviewed him, besides being the only child of the slain CRPF inspector, he has strong credentials for the job.

Amrit Bir is one of 72 relatives of slain personnel of the armed and paramilitary forces who have been appointed to various posts by the Punjab government since 2017, when Captain Amarinder Singh took over as chief minister. The claims of 11 others are being processed by the state’s department of defence services welfare. The posts include excise and taxation officers, lecturers, tehsildars, naib-tehsildars, assistant registrars and inspectors in the cooperation...

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