Agartala , Dec 07, 2023, ENEWSTIME Desk
In a significant initiative, the Tripura government has so far provided jobs to the families of 15 victims who lost their lives due to political violence before March 9, 2018, Agriculture Minister of Tripura, Ratan Lal Nath said in Agartala on Thursday.
He also pointed out the initiative fulfills a commitment made by the state government on December 23, 2020, to offer employment opportunities to the next of kin of such victims.
Speaking at a press conference today, Ratan Lal Nath elaborated on the issue and informed the media that a scrutiny committee was formed to assess the applications received from the affected families.
Based on the committee's recommendations, 15 individuals were identified for government jobs, providing them with financial stability and a sense of closure, he said.
The minister further revealed that a total of 26 applications were received, of which the committee initially approved 15. He added three more names for government jobs were recommended after a new committee was formed.
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This decision regarding three more individuals was made during a meeting held on June 14, 2023, by the newly constituted scrutiny committee headed by Minister Nath himself.
The committee comprised senior officials from various departments, including the Law Secretary, ICA Secretary, and Additional Secretary of the Police department. Director of the ICA department acted as the convenor.
To ensure that no family affected by political violence is left behind, Ratan Lal Nath encouraged those who haven't applied yet to contact the respective Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) offices. This will allow them to avail the government's assistance and support in this difficult time.