Relatives of martyrs will only get government jobs, no ex gratia payments and other facilities – The New Indian Express


By Express press service

BENGALURU: The Karnataka cabinet on Thursday decided to give government jobs to family members of martyrs but will not give gratis and other benefits. This has been the subject of strong criticism from former servicemen. Justice Minister JC Madhuswamy told reporters that the cabinet had approved granting government jobs to family members or dependents of martyrs, under compensatory grounds.

They will not get sites of 60 x 40 sq ft and Rs 50 lakh, and that will apply to anyone who has not benefited from state government assistance, he said. “In Karnataka, there are more than 400 such families, of which 200 are eligible to get jobs on compensatory grounds, according to our initial estimate,” he said.

Brigadier Ravi Muniswamy, former director of Sainik’s Welfare and Resettlement Department, said many Indian states offer government jobs without exams, as well as land and allowances. “The Karnataka government is doing the least for the family members of the martyrs. By providing employment, the government is doing a disservice. He is not interested in providing facilities,” he said.

Brigadier Muniswamy said that according to the rules, the state government must give two acres of irrigated land or eight acres of dry land, but the government is not following them.

Long wait for relatives of martyrs to get facilities

“I have seen family members of martyrs running from pillar to post to enjoy these facilities even after 20 years. Is this how we treat family members who lose breadwinners for the country? Brigadier Muniswamy asked. He demanded that the state government pay at least 1 crore rupees as compensation.

Slamming the government, he wanted to know what kind of work he would give to the widows of the martyrs. “It will be the framework of Group D. When the government has funds to give gifts for the votes, it can give a decent amount to the families of the martyrs. They should be given government jobs, land and Rs 1 crore in compensation,” he added. “No ex gratia amounts will be paid from now on,” Madhu Swamy said on Thursday.

BENGALURU: The Karnataka cabinet on Thursday decided to give government jobs to family members of martyrs but will not give gratis and other benefits. This has been the subject of strong criticism from former servicemen. Justice Minister JC Madhuswamy told reporters that the cabinet had approved granting government jobs to family members or dependents of martyrs, under compensatory grounds. They will not get sites of 60 x 40 sq ft and Rs 50 lakh, and that will apply to anyone who has not benefited from state government assistance, he said. “In Karnataka, there are more than 400 such families, of which 200 are eligible to get jobs on compensatory grounds, according to our initial estimate,” he said. Brigadier Ravi Muniswamy, former director of the Sainik’s Welfare and Resettlement Department, said many Indian states offer government jobs without examination, as well as land and allowances, “Government of Karnataka does the least for family members of martyrs By giving a job, the government is doing a disservice. They are not interested in providing facilities,” he said. Brigadier Muniswamy said that according to the rules, the state government must give two acres of irrigated land or eight acres of dry land, but the government does not respect them Long wait for relatives of martyrs to get facilities “I saw family members of martyrs running from pillar to post for teacher of these facilities even after 20 years. Is this how we treat family members who lose breadwinners for the country? Brigadier Muniswamy asked. He demanded that the state government pay at least 1 crore rupees as compensation. Slamming the government, he wanted to know what kind of work he would give to the widows of the martyrs. “It will be the framework of Group D. When the government has funds to give gifts for the votes, it can give a decent amount to the families of the martyrs. They should be given government jobs, land and Rs 1 crore in compensation,” he added. “No ex gratia amounts will be paid from now on,” Madhu Swamy said on Thursday.

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