Patna, June 12: Standing with the dependents of martyrs of Pulwama and Kupwara terrorist attacks, Bihar has decided to give government jobs to them. In its decision, the Bihar Cabinet on Tuesday said that Ratan Kumar Thakur (Bhagalpur), Sanjay Kumar Sinha (Patna) and Pintu Kumar Singh (Begusarai) were killed who belong to the state.
Cabinet Secretariat Department's Principal Secretary Sanjay Kumar said, “The Bihar government will offer the martyrs' dependents a job in Class III and IV category, as per their qualification.”
The cabinet also sanctioned Rs 11.68 crore for preparation of a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for construction of a multi-purpose 130-MW Dagmara hydel power project in Supaul district of the state, Kumar said.
The principal secretary said that in another decision, the state cabinet approved a proposal to give pension to old persons above the age of 60 years with effect from April 1, 2019.
People above the age of 60 years would get a monthly pension of Rs 400 per month while those who crossed the age bar of 80 years would get Rs 500 per month as pension.
Also, the cabinet approved a proposal of state social welfare department having provisions of punishments which could go up to imprisonment, if sons and daughters did not look after their parents properly in their old ages, he added.
A total of 15 decisions were taken at the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.