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

Decision taken by Cabinet at a meeting chaired by CM Amarinder Singh

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

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. PTI file

Chandigarh, March 1

The 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.

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On 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. PTI

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