Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader and former minister Bikram Singh Majithia said all rules were blown into the air to give ETO jobs to the son-in-law of Revenue Minister Gurpreet. Kangar proved that the Ghar Ghar Naukri scheme of the Congress party was limited to the family members of ministers and Congress MLAs and leaders. It is a joke on the lakhs of youth or even Punjab, who had relied on Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.
The Punjab cabinet has given its nod to the proposal to appoint Gursher Singh, son-in-law of cabinet minister Gurpreet Kangar, on compassionate grounds as Excise and Taxation Inspector. However, the cabinet also said that this decision will be treated as one-time relief and the matter will not be made customary. After taking this decision, the state government came under attack from the opposition parties.
While Akali Dal and AAP accused Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh of nepotism, many ministers of the Captain’s cabinet have also objected to this decision. Two ministers said on the condition of anonymity that it is not right to be given jobs like this. Gusher’s financial condition is quite good and he belongs to the crorepati family. These ministers said that the needy applicants should be given attention.
The cabinet had earlier said the same thing while giving jobs to the sons of two Congress MLAs Fatehjung Bajwa and Rakesh Pandey. On the other hand, Gurpreet Kangar had also applied last year to get a job for his son-in-law but the Personnel Department had refused the job citing the economic condition of Gursher’s family and the rules for giving jobs on compassionate grounds. After this, when the government gave jobs to the sons of MLA Fatehjung Singh Bajwa and Rakesh Pandey, Kangar once again forwarded the file for the job of his son-in-law.
Gursher ‘s father died 10 years ago
During the cabinet meeting on Friday, the Chief Minister said Gursher’s father Bhupjit was instrumental in bringing transparency in the Punjab Public Service Commission by exposing the PPSC scam during the time of Ravi Sidhu. Bhupjit Singh was posted as Excise and Tax Officer in the Excise and Taxation Department. He died on 28 September 2011. At that time Gursher Singh had completed his graduation in commerce. According to official records, Bhupjit Singh’s wife Jasbir Kaur, through an application dated June 26, 2020 (8 years after her husband’s death) had requested that her son Gursher Singh be given a job.
As per the rules, the application must be made within one year.
As per the Government, Policy dated November 21, 2002, and amended vide a letter dated December 28, 2005, the heirs of the deceased employee/officer are required to apply for the job within one year from the date of death.
Relationship connected three years ago: Kangar
Cabinet minister Gurpreet Kangar has refuted the allegations of getting a job for son-in-law Gursher from his influence, saying that their relationship with Bhupjit Singh’s family is related only three years ago and Gursher’s job is 10 years old. Kangar said that the compassionate job given to Gursher Singh was as per rules and he did not make any effort for it.
Unemployed youth are protesting all over the state regarding jobs. The minister’s son-in-law was given a job on compassionate grounds by Captain Sahib, but those who are on the streets for employment are not feeling pity. This is sheer injustice to the people of Punjab. Harpal Singh Cheema, Leader of Opposition, Punjab.
This decision is not justified. Even before this, thousands of people have lost their lives in the era of terrorism in Punjab but the government did not give them any jobs. Then how can the captain give jobs to the families of ministers and MLAs? Subhash Sharma, General Secretary, BJP, Punjab.