Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami Thursday gave away appointment orders to 19 people including kin of those killed in the May 22 police firing on anti-Sterlite protesters in Tuticorin.
An official release here said the Chief Minister gave away the orders to kin of 10 people killed in the firing, besides five individuals who sustained severe injuries.
தூத்துக்குடி மாவட்டத்தில் நடைபெற்ற ஸ்டெர்லைட் தாமிர உருக்காலை எதிர்ப்பு போராட்டத்தின் போது உயிரிழந்தவர்கள் மற்றும் காயமடைந்தவர்களின் வாரிசுதாரர்கள் 19 நபர்களுக்கு வருவாய் துறை, சத்துணவு திட்டத் துறை ஆகிய துறைகளில் கருணை அடிப்படையில் இன்று (27.9.2018) பணிநியமன ஆணைகளை வழங்கினேன். pic.twitter.com/OK2TWGf2W4
— Edappadi K Palaniswami (@EPSTamilNadu) September 27, 2018
The benefit was also extended to kin of four persons who had suffered severe injuries in the incident, it said.
The appointments were made on compassionate grounds and the beneficiaries will be employed in the state Revenue and Disaster Management and Social Welfare and Nutritious Meal Scheme departments, the release added.
It recalled the government having sanctioned a sum of Rs 20 lakh each to the families of people killed in the firing, besides Rs five lakh to those who sustained serious injuries.
As many as 13 people were killed and several injured on May 22 when the police opened fire on a huge crowd of people protesting against environmental pollution being allegedly caused by Sterlite Industries, a copper smelter plant operated by Vedanta Ltd, in Tuticorin.