The Punjab Cupboard on Wednesday relaxed guidelines to present authorities jobs to married siblings of three troopers killed within the Ladakh’s Galwan Valley in June this yr.
Whereas two of them have been killed preventing Chinese language troops, the third soldier died throughout patrolling close to a river near the Line of Precise Management (LAC).
In accordance with an announcement, the choice was taken at a gathering chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in recognition of the supreme sacrifice made by Sepoy Gurtej Singh, Sepoy Gurbinder Singh, and Lance Naik Saleem Khan.
As per present guidelines, solely dependent relations or subsequent of household are given authorities jobs in such instances.
However within the case of the three troopers as no dependent member of the family existed, the federal government determined to make an exception and provides jobs to their married brothers, the discharge mentioned.
A spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Workplace mentioned brothers of the three troopers had utilized for an appointment within the state providers regardless of not falling underneath the definition of “dependent members of the conflict heroes”.
The spokesperson mentioned as per the present coverage, a dependent member is outlined as a widow or spouse or a dependent son or dependent single daughter or adopted dependent son or adopted single daughter.
In the case of a single “conflict hero”, certainly one of his dependent single brothers/single sisters are eligible for appointment underneath the coverage, mentioned the spokesperson.
Sepoys Gurtej Singh and Gurbinder Singh have been among the many troopers killed preventing Chinese language troops in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley. The opposite troopers from Punjab who killed in the conflict have been Naib Subedar Mandeep Singh and Naib Subedar Satnam Singh.
Lance Naik Saleem Khan had died on June 25 whereas patrolling close to a river near the Line of Precise Management.
Such deaths are usually declared as battle casualties by the Military Headquarters and the subsequent of their household are granted monetary help and authorities jobs.
However, of those 5 troopers, three have been single at the time of their demise, mentioned the discharge.