Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced jobs for the son and the daughter of JCO Paramjeet Singh, killed by Pakistani forces at the LOC recently, during a visit to the family’s home.The Chief Minister was there to express condolences with Paramjeet’s family at Vein Poin village in the district.
The state government will appoint the soldier’s 16-year-old daughter Simrandeep Kaur as a Naib Tehsildar, and his son Sahildeep Singh (12) as an Assistant Sub-Inspector, after they complete their education, he said at Vein Poin village. The CM also said his government would soon table before the Cabinet a comprehensive policy standardizing compensation rules for Punjabis, working with of any force, who lays down life fighting for the nation.
Capt Amarinder said the government jobs for the two children would be in addition to the compensation already announced for the deceased’s kin. The Chief Minister handed over a cheque for Rs 5 lakh to the family.
Tough steps need to be taken to prevent recurrence of such brutal killings at the border and India should retaliate with thrice the force to any incursions, he said. The Chief Minister was accompanied by Cabinet colleagues Rana Gurjit Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu, as well as Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar.
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