Centre Will Provide Jobs To Cochin Shipyard Victims’ Kin, Says Minister


Centre Will Provide Jobs To Cochin Shipyard Victims’ Kin, Says Minister

Union minister of state for shipping Pon Radhakrishnan visited Cochin Shipyard Limited(CSL) on Wednesday and announced that the Centre would provide jobs to dependents of those killed in Tuesday’s accident.

He also said that the government would provide appropriate education assistance to children of the deceased. Their education cost, till the completion of degree-level education, will be assured, he added. Five persons, including, two fire safety officers, were killed in an explosion during routine repairs inside ONCG’s ship on Tuesday.

The minister visited Sreeroop PT, Jaison Varghese, Abhilash T and Tiju Varghese John who are admitted to hospital with injuries. He also stated that a sum, equivalent to the salary of two months will be disbursed to victims immediately. In addition to the statutory compensation relief, the company has been asked to disburse wages to the injured till they return for work, the minister said. Read More…

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