CAPT. AMARINDER ORDERS ENROLMENT OF KIN OF 858 DECEASED HOME GUARDS AS VOLUNTEERS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS

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CHANDIGARH, AUGUST 9, 2018: In a major relief to the 858 families of home guard volunteers who had died while on duty after 1st January 2007, Punjab Chief Minister Capt.Amarinder Singh today ordered enrolment of their dependents as volunteers.

The decision marks the single largest enrolment of home guard volunteers done on compassionate grounds in the history of Punjab.

The kin of the deceased have already completed 45 days of basic training, making them eligible for enrolment, said an official spokesperson, adding that the Chief Minister has given his nod for their formal induction.

The families of the deceased home guards had been running from pillar to post for enrolment for the past 10 years.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018