The Punjab authorities on Thursday gave ex-post facto approval to jobs for 104 authorized heirs of farmers or farm labourers who died protesting the Centre’s three farm legal guidelines, an announcement mentioned. Farmers have been protesting towards the legal guidelines at Delhi borders since late November final yr. With the cupboard choice, a lifeless farmer’s mom, father, married brother or sister, married daughter, daughter-in-law and grandchildren shall be eligible for employment as a one-time measure. According to the assertion, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh additionally directed departments involved to provide any additional leisure wanted to make sure that the following of kin of all lifeless protesters are offered employment. Singh, who chaired a cupboard assembly right here, made it clear that he needed relations of all Punjab farmers “sacrificing their lives in the stir against the draconian laws to be accommodated in government jobs”, the assertion mentioned.
The cupboard had earlier authorised the CM to make modifications in guidelines whereas approving relaxations to candidates who weren’t lined beneath the Punjab authorities’s 2002 coverage referring to compassionate appointments. “The said policy is applicable to government employees and those persons who have died fighting for the security of the nation. The cases of the legal heirs of farmers/farm labourers who have died during the farmers’ agitation against the farm laws were not covered by the policy, necessitating approval or relaxation,” the assertion mentioned.
Earlier, a committee was constituted beneath the chairmanship of the principal secretary (personnel) on the instructions of the CM to think about the difficulty. The committee had on July 26 thought-about instances of 104 candidates and advisable employment to eligible candidates.
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