Family members of 34 people killed in 2018 Amritsar rail tragedy to get jobs

  • | Tuesday | 2nd March, 2021

Chandigarh March 1The Punjab government on Monday decided to provide jobs to a family member each of 34 people killed in the 2018 Amritsar train accident by relaxing existing recruitment norms. The decision was taken by the state Cabinet at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here an official statement said. On October 19 2018 as many as 58 people were killed and 71 injured when a train ploughed into a crowd that had spilled onto the tracks while watching the burning of a Ravana effigy near Amritsar. Read also: Punjab paves way for recruitment of 831 craftsman instructorsOn a proposal of the deputy commissioner of Amritsar the Chief Minister's Office after detailed deliberations decided that one member each of the 34 families of the 58 deceased be considered for a job in various institutions and departments of the state on the basis of their academic qualifications the statement said.

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