Will make firefighters’ job easy: CM

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Will make firefighters’ job easy: CM

Friday, 11 January 2019 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said his Government will bring world class equipment for the personnel of Delhi Fire Services to curb casulaties among the fire fighters.

“Our party will provide the personnel of Delhi Fire Services with world class equipment. We will try to make the job of fire fighters easy and safe by trying to reduce the rate of death among the fire fighters,” said the AAP convener at a ceremony organised by Delhi Fire Services Employees Welfare Association. Questioning the intentions of the Central Government, he said that the Central Government has always hindered the resolution passed by AAP honoring the amount of 1 crore to the family of the martyrs of Delhi Fire Services.

“AAP had passed a resolution honoring the amount of 1 million to the family as soon as martyrs in Government. The Government has rejected the policy of our respect amount. We got back from the right court to honor fought and finally we have martyrs in court against him,” he said.

The Minister also said that a fire fighter puts his or her life at stake to save the lives of people irrespective of which party they belong to. So, the government should have sanctioned an amount of Rs 5 crore to each family.

Recalling an incident he said, “Few years ago, when five of the fire fighters died on duty, their families had to wait for two and a half years to get the honour money which is disheartening.”

The central government rejected their proposal to allocate honour money, however, they fought in the Supreme Court and won the right, he added.

“On February 14, 2015 the AAP came in power in Delhi. Unfortunately, a Delhi Police official died on duty within 10 days. Our government sanctioned 1 crore to his family within 15 days,” he said.

Comparing cricket with the work done by fire fighters and police personnel, he said that when cricketers hit centuries, they are granted crores of rupees but when a Delhi police personnel or fire fighters dies on duty, it becomes news just for a day.  

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