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Akshay Kumar named Uttarakhand’s brand ambassador for ‘Swachhata Abhiyan’

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar was on Monday named as the hill state’s brand ambassador for ‘Swachhata Abhiyan’

dehradun Updated: Sep 18, 2017 20:41 IST
Deep Joshi
Deep Joshi
Hindustan Times
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Akshay Kumar will not charge any fee as the brand ambassador for the ‘Swachhata Abhiyan’.(HT Photo)

Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar was on Monday named as the hill state’s brand ambassador for ‘Swachhata Abhiyan’.

“Akshay Kumar has consented to be the brand ambassador for ‘Swachhata Abhiyan’ being carried out in the state. He will soon be visiting the state,” chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said.

“I spoke to him just now and he said he felt honoured to be associated with the campaign,” he told at a press conference.

The chief minister said the actor won’t charge any fee as the brand ambassador for the ‘Swachhata Abhiyan’.

Rawat also announced that the state government would provide jobs to one person among the dependents of personnel of the army and para-military forces who “die while discharging” their duty.

Rawat said jobs would be provided to those dependents of martyred soldiers of the army and para-military forces who fail to get jobs from the central government quota.

“These jobs would be provided in the Class-3 and Class-4 categories and in accordance with their educational qualifications,” he said.

Rawat also announced that the amount of monetary compensation provided to the dependents of the police personnel who die while discharging their duty had also been raised from ₹10 lakh to ₹15 lakh.

Besides, a ‘Mukhya Mantri Good Governance Award’ had also been instituted, which would be presented to the employees serving in different departments.

“The award would be presented to the employees who would distinguish themselves in service delivery,” Rawat said, adding it (award) would also encourage the government personnel to give better performance and output while delivering their duty.

Rawat also announced that each district hospital in the state would now be equipped with an Intensive Care Unit each.

“Besides, a corpus fund of ₹3 crore has been instituted so that police stations have sufficient funds that are needed to carry out postmortems etc,” he said.

First Published: Sep 18, 2017 20:41 IST