Bengal cabinet approves home guard jobs for kin of rural poll violence victims

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18 Nov 2023
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee (File image)

Kolkata: The West Bengal cabinet has given its approval to the proposal of providing jobs to family members of those killed in political clashes during the panchayat polls held in July, an official said.


"The cabinet on Friday okayed the proposal of providing the job of a home guard for one family member of each of the deceased," he said.

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had in July announced that employment would be given to one family member of each of the 19 killed in the political clashes.

The state government has already extended financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh each to the family members of the victims.