Friday, January 28, 2022

Punjab Cabinet gives ex-post facto approval for jobs to 104 legal heirs of deceased agitating farmers and farm labourers

Punjab Cabinet on Thursday gave ex-post facto approval for jobs to 104 legal heirs of farmers /farm labourers who have died during the ongoing agitation against the Centre’s Farm Laws.

Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh also directed the concerned departments to give any further relaxations needed to ensure that the next of kin of all such deceased protestors are provided employment.

The Chief Minister made it clear that he wanted the family members of all Punjab farmers sacrificing their lives in the stir against the farm laws to be accommodated in government jobs.

The Cabinet earlier authorized the Chief Minister to make any further changes in rules, while approving relaxations to candidates who were not covered under the Punjab government policy dated November 21, 2002, relating 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.

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