Governor Pushes for Jobs to Ex-servicemen

A law to provide employment for ex-servicemen in the public sector is not being implemented, Governor H R Bhardwaj said on Friday.

Published: 07th December 2013 08:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th December 2013 08:13 AM   |  A+A-

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A law to provide employment for ex-servicemen in the public sector is not being implemented, Governor H R Bhardwaj said on Friday.

Speaking at the Armed Forces Flag Day event at the Raj Bhavan, he said, “The law was framed by then prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. I will put pressure on the central government to implement it.” He also advised the state government to interact with ex-servicemen to know their problems.

Chatting with reporters, Bhardwaj said he would respond to the controversial amendment to the Rajiv Gandhi University Act (RGUHS) when it comes before him.

The amendment was placed before the Assembly on Thursday and passed amid opposition. The draft needs the governor’s assent before it becomes a law.

Bhardwaj also reacted to the breach of privilege raised against S R Hiremath, the social activist crusading against land encroachers and illegal miners in the state. “Hiremath is also an advocate and is capable of defending what he has said,” he remarked.

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