Bhopal flood rescue hero: Kin gets contract job as plumber

  • Kalyan Das, Hindustan Times, Bhopal
  • Updated: Jul 24, 2016 19:24 IST
Deceased Deepak Sahu’s family members in Bhopal. (Chandresh Mathur/HT file)

After the administration announced an ex-gratia amount of Rs 4 lakh and a job to one of the kin of the deceased man -- who died saving lives during flash floods this month in Bhopal-- his younger brother has been given a job as a plumber in the Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) on a muster roll for 25 days.

21-year-old Deepak Sahu, a resident of Rajiv Nagar in Naya Basera locality, died on July 8 after being swept in the flash floods. Before dying, he rescued 20 people from the flash floods caused by excessive rains and died while trying to save another life.

Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met his family on July 9 and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 4 lakh and a job to one of his family members. His family members have received the ex-gratia amount.

“I have been offered a job of a plumber in the water supply department in the BMC on contract basis for 25 days. The job offered is on daily wages and will earn me about Rs 5,000. The government should have given me a permanent job as, after the period of 25 days, the contract may be renewed or may not be,” said younger brother of the deceased Karan Sahu.

“My brother wanted to sit in the examinations of sub-inspector and become a police officer. Now that he is no more, I want to live his dream. The government should give me a job according to my qualification in the police department,” said Karan.

Commissioner of BMC Chhavi Bhardwaj said the civic body did not hire on a permanent basis.

“The BMC always recruits people on a muster roll. The brother of the deceased Deepak has been offered a job on muster roll in the water supply department in the BMC which he has accepted,” she said.

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