Despite Punjab CM’s assurance, DC denies police job to Moga martyr’s brother
Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh had announced Rs 10 lakh financial assistance to the family.punjab Updated: Aug 08, 2017 15:35 IST
The district administration has denied a police job to younger brother of Sepoy Jaspreet Singh, who was killed in shelling by Pakistani forces in Nowshera sector of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir on July 18 this year, saying he is not eligible for the constable’s post.
Chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh had announced Rs 10 lakh financial assistance to the family and a job to Jaspreet’s brother Kuldeep Singh, 23, who is a Class-12 passout. Instead of a job in the police department, Moga deputy commissioner (DC) Dilraj Singh offered Kuldeep a peon’s job.
“I met the DC to seek a job in the police department, but he had denied it saying I did not meet the education qualification eligibility and can only apply for a peon’s post,” Kuldeep told HT, adding: “The DC told me to complete graduation if I wanted to join the police force.”
However, a senior police official said a Class-12 passout is eligible for the constable post. Even in the recent Punjab Police recruitments, the minimum educational qualification for constable was Class 12, said the official.
The DC also said that Kuldeep was not even eligible for the clerk’s post. When HT contacted the DC and apprised him about the recent constable recruitments in which Class-12 pass aspirants were eligible, he told the correspondent to contact the senior superintendent of police (SSP).
When HT again contacted the DC, he said: “I have checked with high-ups in Chandigarh and Kuldeep is eligible for the constable’s post. I will pursue his case.” SSP Raj Jit Singh also said that Kuldeep was eligible for the constable’s post and he will be given the job on priority .Kuldeep said the family was dependent on Jaspreet’s income. “But now after his death, I cannot afford to pursue graduation. I need a job to take care of my parents and two siblings,” said Kuldeep.
Without checking the eligibility criteria, the DC denied job in the police department to Sepoy Jaspreet Singh’s brother. The DC even said that he was not eligible for a clerk’s post. Later, the DC did a U-turn and admitted that he can apply for a constable’s post as he is Class-12 passout.