November 19, 2020 1:24:57 am
The Punjab Cabinet on Wednesday relaxed rules to give government jobs to married siblings of three soldiers killed in the Ladakh’s Galwan Valley in earlier this year in June. While two of them were killed fighting Chinese troops, the third soldier died during patrolling near a river close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC). All three soldiers were unmarried.
To pave way for this move, the Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to make an exception to the government’s existing ‘Policy of Appointments of Honour and Gratitude’, by way of an amendment to rules to provide jobs in the state services to married siblings of three bachelor battle casualties of the Galwan Valley.
A government statement said the decision has been taken by the government in recognition of the supreme sacrifice made by Sepoy Gurtej Singh, Sepoy Gurbinder Singh and Lance Naik Saleem Khan.
As per existing rules, only dependent family members or next of kin of the battle casualties were eligible for jobs, but in the case of these three men, since no dependent family member…