After the horrific Maoist attack in Sukma on 24th April, when more than 25 jawans lost their lives, the Chhattisgarh government on Monday reached out to the wife of a CRPF martyr — Banmali Yadav from Sukma district — and offered her the post of an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of police, an official said.

“Chief Minister Raman Singh visited the house of martyred jawan Banmali Yadav in Dhourasand village in Jashpur district and handed over the appointment letter to his wife Jiteshwari,” a government official told PTI, Indian Express reported.

With this surprise visit, the CM personally handed over the letter, appointing the late CRPF jawan’s widow as ASI in the police department on compassionate grounds.

Singh also gave a cheque of Rs 28 lakh to her, the official said. “Singh also announced that the primary school in the village will be named after martyr Yadav. Besides, he sanctioned a residential quarter to the family in Jashpur district headquarter town,” he said.

A financial assistance of Rs 3.50 lakh to his wife, deposited in the name of their 18-month-old daughter Kushboo, was approved by Jashpur district administration officials, he said.

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“The CM said that the amount will help the baby in her future education. Kushboo will receive about Rs 10.35 lakh after passing out class X,” the official said.

Besides covering the family’s financial needs, the CM has also assured a solar energy-based irrigation pump for the agriculture land of the martyr’s father Rogoram. A sum of Rs 2.63 lakh was sanctioned for repairing his well and agriculture land. He also promised his family a house in Jashpur town.

“Also, forest rights pattas will also be allotted to the family soon,” the official said.

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