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26/11 martyr’s daughter gets government job

Following an intervention by Union home minister P Chidambaram, the daughter of police officer Vijay Salaskar, who was killed in the November 26, 2008 terror attack, has been given a government job.

mumbai Updated: Jul 22, 2011 00:46 IST
Pooja Domadia

Following an intervention by Union home minister P Chidambaram, the daughter of police officer Vijay Salaskar, who was killed in the November 26, 2008 terror attack, has been given a government job.

According to a statement issued by Chidambaram on Thursday, Divya Salaskar, 23, has been appointed as assistant sales tax commissioner in Mumbai.

The appointment was made by the state on compassionate grounds. “I promised her that I would take up the matter with the Maharashtra chief minister and request him to persuade the Maharashtra Public Service Commission to expedite the case,” Chidambaram said in a statement from New Delhi. He intervened in the matter after it was brought to his notice that the appointment was hanging fire for sometime.

“This morning, I was informed by the chief minister that Divya’s appointment has been approved,” Chidambaram said. Divya received a letter from the state government asking her to submit her medical reports on Thursday. After that, she will be offered the appointment letter.

Divya said she is very happy for the job after the struggle she had to go through. “I had come to a deadlock with the government and thought of looking out for a private job. I made rounds of the Mantralaya for five months but nothing happened,” she said.

“I thank Chidambaram, because it is after his intervention that the case was fast-tracked,” she added.