Employees' Welfare Scheme Launched In Arun Jaitley's Name In Rajya Sabha

Arun Jaitley was the chief of the Home in Rajya Sabha (File)

New Delhi:

The Rajya Sabha Secretariat has launched an staff’ welfare scheme within the title of late Arun Jaitley, which might be funded by the pension his household receives as he has been a member of the higher home.

The scheme seeks to profit group “C” staff of the secretariat by awarding their youngsters three scholarships for greater technical {and professional} training. Apart from, the workers might be prolonged monetary help in case of demise and medical emergency, an official assertion mentioned on Tuesday.

Arun Jaitley’s spouse Sangeeta had urged Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu final 12 months to utilise the household pension she is entitled to for the advantage of the underside rung of the secretariat.

Based mostly on Mr Naidu’s directions, the secretariat has formulated the “Shri Arun Jaitley Monetary Help for Group C Staff” Scheme.

“Mrs Jaitley’s annual household pension entitlement at current charges involves over Rs three lakh and he or she has already transferred the quantity to the secretariat for the interval for the reason that demise of Shri Jaitley final 12 months. The scheme is being made operational from this 12 months,” the assertion mentioned.

Mr Jaitley was the chief of the Home in Rajya Sabha.

Mr Jaitley’s daughter Sonali Jaitley Bakhshi mentioned her father believed training wasn’t only a proper, however was essential for a New India.

“Thus, we donated his pension to profit Rajya Sabha Secretariat’s Group C Staff- to incorporate a welfare scheme, scholarships for youths. For us, it is one of the best ways to honour dad’s beliefs,” she tweeted.

Mr Naidu additionally took to Twitter to thank the Jaitley household for the gesture.

“Deeply touched by the gesture of the household of late Shri Arun Jaitley Ji in donating his pension for the welfare of Rajya Sabha Secretariat’s Group C staff, together with scholarships for his or her youngsters. It’s certainly an exemplary method of paying tribute and honouring his reminiscence,” he mentioned.

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