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Maharashtra likely to offer government jobs to kin of farmers who committed suicide

Sena leader Diwakar Raote made a representation to CM Fadnavis, seeking quota for the kin in Group ‘C’ government jobs.

mumbai Updated: Sep 14, 2017 12:27 IST
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The state government will now give priority in recruitment to the kin of the farmers who have committed suicide, and it is expected to issue a formal order on the decision soon.
The state government will now give priority in recruitment to the kin of the farmers who have committed suicide, and it is expected to issue a formal order on the decision soon.(HT File/Picture for representation)

In a bid to help families of farmers who have committed suicide in the state, the Maharashtra government has decided to provide jobs to their kin. Shiv Sena leader and state transport minister, Diwarkar Raote, had made a representation to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, seeking quota for jobs in Group ‘C’ government jobs.

The Group C jobs include clerical, stenographer and assistant positions.

Raote said he has taken an initiative in his department to give priority in recruitment to people from such families, and had urged Fadnavis to replicate the decision for all recruitments. The state government will now give priority in recruitment to the kin of the farmers who have committed suicide, and it is expected to issue a formal order on the decision soon.

To put pressure on the government and to project that it is working for the well-being of the farmers, the Sena had demanded loan waiver for farmers in the state. Sena had also demanded priority in jobs for kin of farmers who have committed suicide since two years.