Punjab CM announces Rs 12-lakh aid to kin of soldier martyred in J&K
Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh has announced ex-gratia relief of Rs 12 lakh for the next of kin of naib subedar Paramjit Singh, one of the victims of the assault by Pakistani troops in which two soldiers of the Indian Army were killed and their bodies mutilated in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.
The CM, who is scheduled to visit the martyr’s native village Vein Poin in Tarn Taran on May 7, also deputed his cabinet colleague, Rana Gurjit Singh, on Tuesday to meet the bereaved family.
According to a government spokesperson, while Rs 5 lakh in cash and a plot worth the same amount would be given to Paramjit Singh’s wife and children, Rs 2 lakhs would be given to his parents. Besides, the chief minister also announced that a suitable government job would be given to the next of kin of the martyred soldier and his children would get free education for degree courses at one of the nine Sainik Institutes of Management and Technology in the state. The CM also sanctioned Rs 1 lakh through the Red Cross for renaming the local government rest house in Paramjeet Singh’s name.