Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced that the youth who won individual prizes in Jangalmahal Cup will be given jobs by the state government.
She also announced that three new sub-divisions will be created in Purulia and one will be Mirik.
Banerjee made the announcement after inaugurating the Jangalmahal Festival. She also inaugurated the new buildings of Gopiballavpur and Anandapur.
The Chief Minister said: “All the 553 individual prize winners will be getting jobs. It may not be a big one, but in some government office. They will at least get the recognition in the society. Let us start from Jungalmahal itself.”
“I have urged the home secretary and director general of police to frame a policy in this regard,” she said adding that this will encourage the youth to take interest in sports besides carrying on their studies. She urged the youth to give their best to get established in their life and the state government will continue extending its support.
She said that several steps were taken for the benefits of the people across the state including those who stay in Purulia, Birbhum, Midnapore and Bankura. At present 80,000 folk artists get stipend from the state government and 40 lakh bicycles have already been distributed among school goers. At the same time around 16,000 youth were recruited in home guard, civic volunteer and for other services. The state government has also ensured health insurance of Rs 5 lakh each for the people engaged in the service and they can also continue with their jobs till they attend the age of 60 years.
She further said that three new districts – Jhargram, Kalimpong and Asansol – will be a gift to the people in the forthcoming Bengali New Year. At the same time, three new sub-divisions will also be created. Two sub-divisions will be created in Purulia and Mirik will be another new sub-division.