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Kin of those killed in Maoist violence may get jobs in Bengal

Special Correspondent

Kolkata: The West Bengal Government is willing to consider jobs for families of people killed in Maoist areas over the past two years or so.

Minister of State for Information and Cultural Affairs Somendranath Bera said this in response to a question as to whether the families of the numerous people killed in Maoist areas over the last two years would be given government jobs. “If we get such applications from people who are very poor then the government can consider them,” he said.

According to official statistics, over 333 people have been killed since the spike in Maoist activities in Paschim Medinipur, Bankura and Purulia, the three districts identified as severely affected by Maoists' violence. Some of these districts are also among the country's most backward ones.

Jobs offered

Earlier, briefing reporters at the State secretariat after a Cabinet meeting, he said that the government has decided to offer jobs to Gayatri Das who lost her teenage son to attacks mounted on him and his sister Rinku by three goons, when they were returning home around midnight on Monday.

Mr. Bera said that a job would also be offered to Razia Khatun of Hooghly who had applied for a government job after her husband was killed trying to ward off dacoits . While she would get a Group C government job in the Hooghly Zilla Parishad, Gayatri Das would get a Group D job in the soil-testing laboratory in the North 24 Parganas Zilla Parishad.

3,200 vacancies

The Minister also said that altogether 3,200 vacancies were approved by the Cabinet which included 1695 posts in the heath sector and 1207 posts in the municipality affairs sector.

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