Rajya Sabha’s secretariat has launched an employee welfare program on behalf of the late Arun Jaitley, which will be funded by the pension that his family receives because he was a member of the upper house.
The program aims to benefit employees of group “C” of the secretariat by granting their children three grants for higher technical and vocational education. In addition, employees will receive additional financial support in the event of death and a medical emergency, a statement said on Tuesday.
Last year, Arun Jaitley’s wife Sangeeta urged Rajya Sabha’s president, Mr. Venkaiah Naidu, to use the family pension to which she is entitled for the benefit of the lower echelon of the secretariat.
On the basis of instructions from Mr. Naidu, the secretariat developed the “Shri Arun Jaitley Financial Assistance for Group C Employees” program.
“Ms. Jaitley’s annual family pension entitlement at the current rate is more than Rs 3 lakh and she has already transferred the amount to the secretariat for the period since Shri Jaitley’s disappearance last year. The plan is made operational from this year, “said the statement.
Mr. Jaitley was the House Leader for Rajya Sabha.
Jaitley’s daughter Sonali Jaitley Bakhshi said her father believed that education was not only a right, but that it was essential for a New India.
“So we donated his pension to the employees of group C of the Rajya Sabha secretariat – to include a social assistance scheme, scholarships for children. For us, this is the best way to honor daddy’s ideals, “she tweeted.
Naidu also went on Twitter to thank the Jaitley family for the gesture.
“Deeply touched by the gesture of the family of the late Shri Arun Jaitley Ji by donating their pension for the well-being of the employees of group C of the Rajya Sabha secretariat, including scholarships for their children. is indeed an exemplary way to honor and honor his memory, “he said.