Assam govt job to daughter of Pulwama martyr

Assam govt job to daughter of Pulwama martyr

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal paying tribute to martyr Maneswar Basumatary at his residence in Tamulpur on Sunday. Photo credit: Assam government

The Assam government on Sunday handed over an appointment letter to Didwmsri, daughter of Maneshwar Basumatary, one of the CRPF jawans, who was killed in Pulwama attack on February 14.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited Basumatary's residence at Tamulpur in eastern Assam's Baksa district on the day of his last ritual on Sunday and handed over the appointment letter for the post of assistant information officer.

An official statement said Didwmsri's appointment was approved as "a very special case" and in relaxation of existing rules, provisions and guidelines for appointment in state government department. Basumatary left behind his wife, a daughter and a son and his family requested Assam goverment to give a job to Didwmsri, a graduate.

"Sonowal while interacting with the family members said that heroes like martyr Maneswar Basumatary would continue to inspire generations of people to serve the nation with commitment and dedication," said the statement. The Assam govt had earlier announced Rs. 20 lakh for the family of Basumatary.