A blind father’s plea to Forest Minister
JAMMU, Dec 7: A blind father whose lone son has been retrenched from Wild Life Department where he was working on need basis for last four years has sought the immediate attention of Minister of Environment and Forests, Ch Lal Singh towards the plight of the family.
In an appeal to the Minister, Roshan Lal father of Arjun Singh said the family had no source of income as he being a blind person is unable to earn any thing. The only hope for the survival of the family had emerged after his lone son Arjun Singh was engaged as a daily wager on need basis in Wild Life Department in the year 2013 with the hope that he will be regularized some day. But after serving in the department for four years, he was retrenched and the family’s all hopes vanished.
He said the family of nine persons has no source of income and it is running from pillar to post for justice since Arjun was retrenched from the department last year.
He said that being the residents of a far flung and remote village Sangna Kuntwara in Kishtwar district the family has no cultivable land also as a source of living.
Pinning high hopes in the Minister, Roshan Lal sought his immediate intervention in the matter and appealed him that the family be given justice and the case of his son be considered on humanitarian grounds and he be re-engaged in the department.