Relief announced for Bhanwari’s kin

The Rajasthan government announced a relief and financial package for the family of deceased auxiliary nurse-cum-midwife Bhanwari Devi

Written by Press Trust Of India | Jaipur | Published: January 16, 2012 3:40 am

The Rajasthan government on Sunday announced a relief and financial package for the family of deceased auxiliary nurse-cum-midwife Bhanwari Devi. With her husband Amarchand in judicial custody in Jodhpur,Bhanwari’s 70-year-old mother Pooni Devi is looking after her three children.

Under the relief package,Bhanwari’s son Sahil will be recruited in the state service as a junior division clerk,a state government official said. Her daughters Ashwini and Gungun will have fixed deposit of Rs 2 lakh each and the maturity amount will be given to them at the time of their marriage,he said. This fixed deposit will be supplemented with Rs 50,000 each as cash assistance during their marriage.

Free boarding and lodging will be provided to the children if they wish to stay in a hostel run by the Social Justice and Empowerment department.

Considering it to be a special case,Rs 675 will be given to each child under the Palanhar Scheme besides an additional annual assistance of Rs 2,000 each,the official said.

The state government has also assured assistance to the children for studying in any school or college they want to.

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