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Jharkhand Government to Provide Employment for Dependents of Those Who Sacrificed Lives for Statehood | India News


RANCHI: The Jharkhand government said on Monday that it is committed to honoring those who participated in the movement for a separate state and announced that it will provide jobs for the dependents of those who sacrificed their lives during the upheaval.
Jharkhand was extracted from Bihar on November 15, 2000, the anniversary of the birth of tribal leader Birsa Munda.
The dependents of those who sacrificed their lives or suffered a disability of more than 40 percent in police firing or in jail will be absorbed into third or fourth degree government jobs depending on their qualification, according to a government order.
Sharing the notification, Prime Minister Hemant Soren said: “Today, 20 years after the creation of a separate state, we are doing justice to those who participated in the fight for a separate state.”
“I am committed to keeping each and every promise I made,” Soren said in a tweet.
According to the order of the department of the home, the government will reserve five percent of the vacancies for the dependents of those who participated in the movement for a separate state after amending the existing reservation rules. This will be applicable only once, he said.
Family members eligible to claim benefits include wife, son, unmarried daughter, son’s widow, husband, grandson and granddaughter of those who participated in the agitation.
There are provisions for a monthly pension of 3,500 rupees for those who suffered a prison term of up to three months, while those who were imprisoned for three to six months would be entitled to a pension of 5,000 rupees. Those who were arrested for participating in the separate state movement and spent more than six months in jail will be entitled to 7,000 rupees a month, he said.
The state government would set up a three-member Commission, headed by a retired All India Services official, to identify those who participated in the move for a separate state.
The commission’s mandate will be one year from the date of incorporation, he added.

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