In Maharashtra, the kin of Raigad bus accident victims will get jobs in the state government on compassionate ground. All the 30 people killed in the accident on Saturday were staffers of the Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, located at Dapoli in Ratnagiri district.
State Minister Ravindra Waikar today announced that one legal heir from the family of each victim will get a government job. He said twenty-three heirs of 30 people who died in the accident would get job, as the deceased were full time staffers. Mr Waikar, who is Guardian Minister of Ratnagiri district, said that the state government will consider rest seven as the special case and see they will also get some government job.
The state government has already announced a financial assistance of four lakh rupees to the kin of each deceased person.
Thirty staffers died after the bus they were travelling in fell into a 500-foot deep gorge in Ambenali ghat, near Poladpur town in Raigad district.
Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena today announced an aid of one lakh rupees to family members of each of the deceased.