Chief Minister announces jobs for children of Martyr Paramjeet Singh


Tarn Taran, May 7: Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh today announced a naib tehsildar’s job for Simrandeep Kaur (15), elder daughter of martyred soldier Paramjeet Singh, and an ASI’s job for his son, Sahildeep Singh (10).

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The Chief Minister was here to express condolences with Paramjeet’s family at Vein Poin village in the district. He said the Congress government would soon table before the Cabinet a comprehensive policy for standardising compensation for any Punjabi soldier who laid down his life in the line of duty.

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 of Paramjeet Singh.The state government had earlier announced a total compensation of Rs 12 lakh, including Rs 5 lakh for Paramjeet’s wife and children, Rs 2 lakh for his parents and a plot worth Rs 5 lakh.

Also, Rs 1 lakh was announced for naming the local rest house after the soldier. The Chief Minister also announced that a local school and a stadium would be named after the martyr. Simrandeep and Sahildeep will be provided government jobs on the completion of their education, the CM told mediapersons.

An IAS-IPS couple from Himachal Pradesh has already offered to bear the expenditure of education and marriage of Paramjeet’s younger daughter Khushdeep Kaur (10), while Amritsar MP Gurjit Singh Aujla has made a commitment regarding Simrandeep’s adoption.

Replying to questions, the CM said the Central Government was not doing enough to protect the men manning the international borders.

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