Puducherry: The Congress government todaydecided to earmark 33 per cent quota for women in the posts of Sub-Inspectors in the Union territory. “In keeping with the government stand on promoting welfare of women, a 33 per cent quota will be available for women in posts of Sub Inspectors of Police, Chief Minister V Narayanasamy said here today. He was addressing party workers at the 72nd birth anniversary celebrations of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at the PCC office here today Narayanasamy paid glowing tributes to Rajiv Gandhi and said he was groomed by the late leader in politics.
He said the Puducherry government has decided to disburse the monthly assistance to ged persons and widows under welfare schemes through anganwadi centres instead of beneficiaries approaching banks to get the assistance. Old age pension beneficiaries, who are octogenarians would be handed over the assistance personally by bank staff and anganwadi staff at their homes, he said. Narayanasamy claimed that law and order was being maintained well, as could be seen since the last few months. PCC president and PWD Minister A Namassivayam administered the ‘anti terrorism pledge’ to all those present, including ministers, legislators and Deputy Speaker V P Sivakolundhu. Later Narayanasamy,his cabinet colleagues and legislators garlanded the statue of Rajiv Gandhi in the neighbouring Ellaipillaichavady. PTI
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