Chennai: Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami gave away appointment orders to the spouses of two CRPF jawans martyred in the Feb. 14 terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir.
This is in line with the government’s earlier announcement that it would provide job on compassionate grounds to one kin each of the slain soldiers, an official release here said on Wednesday. Accordingly, the Chief Minister gave away appointment orders to Krishnaveni, wife of the late G. Subramanian, and Gandhimathi, spouse of the late C. Sivachandran.
The government had earlier provided the affected families a solatium of Rs 20 lakh each. Subramanian and Sivachandran hailed from Thoothukudi and Ariyalur districts, respectively, in the State. They were among the 40 CRPF jawans who were killed in a suicide attack by the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terror group in Kashmir's Pulwama district.
Govt begins distribution of laptops for students: A total of 15.18 lakh laptops worth Rs 1,340.44 crore is to be distributed to students during this academic year. Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami handed over seven laptops to students at a function held at the Secretariat here to mark the launch of the scheme for 2018-19.
Laptops worth Rs 5,552.39 crore benefiting 37.88 lakh students were distributed between the academic years 2011-12 and 2017-18, an official press release said. School Education Minister K.A. Sengottaiyan, Local Administration Minister S. P. Velumani and IT Minister M. Manikandan were among those present on the occasion. Dubbed as one of the flagship schemes of the ruling AIADMK, the scheme was formally rolled out by the late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa in 2011....