Employment will be provided to a member of the victim's family

Agartala: The Tripura government has formed a committee to scrutinise applications received for providing employment to family members of people killed in political violence until March 09, 2018, Law and Education minister Ratan Lal Nath said on Thursday.

Nath said the state cabinet had formed the scrutiny committee had last week, which will be led by the chairman, four members, one convener and a special invitee to scrutinize applications received for providing employment to family members of persons killed in political violence since formation of the state.

“The scrutiny committee in its first meeting on Thursday approved seven out of ten petitions for providing employment to the family members of persons killed in political violence. However, the name of one person could not be proposed for not having requisite educational qualification,” Nath said.

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The persons who were found killed in political violence were identified as Biralal Sarkar, Gour Hari Molsom, Amulya Malakar, Chan Mohan Tripura, Tunu Shukla Baidya, Sunil Chandra Deb and Nishikanta Chakma. The family members of these deceased persons have been proposed for the benefits of government service.

“The application received from the concerned district magistrate and collector will be scrutinized by the committee in terms of eligibility criteria. The recommendations of the committee against the applicants will be placed before the competent authority for taking further actions, he added.

Nath further elaborated on the eligibility criteria: “Employment will be provided to one family member of the victim, subject to eligibility as per recruitment rules. There should be no other earning member in the family and employment will be provided subject to confirmation that the incident was one of political violence from the district superintendent of police concerned.”

Earlier on November 11, the youth wing of the ruling BJP held a rally and placed memorandum to the director general of police demanding re-opening of the political murder cases and submit the report to the state government.

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