In a state cabinet meeting headed by the Chief Minister Narendra Modi today all the cabinet members has decided to give their one month salary allowances in the chief ministers’ relief fund with a view to help the victims of devastating flood in Uttarakhand.
The state government spokespersons Finance Minister Nitinbhai Patel and Energy Minister Saurabhbhai Patel gave details of this humane decision.
CM also met Air Marshal Daljit Singh – Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief HQ South Western Air Command at Gandhinagar.
It is noted that Air Marshal Daljit Singh was commissioned in the fighter stream of the Indian Air Force in Jun 76. An alumni of National Defence Academy, he has flown over 3500 hours on various aircraft which include Gnats, Ajeets, MiG-21s, Su-30 MKI and Mirage-2000 aircraft. He is a qualified flying instructor and a graduate of Defence Services Staff College, Wellington. Marshal’s operational assignments include command of a frontline fighter squadron, Chief Operations Officer of an operational base and command of a premier fighter base. Apart from this, he manages staff appointments which include tenures at Air Headquarters and ARTRAC in addition to diplomatic assignment abroad.
Chief Minister Narendra Modi has decided to give an assistance of rupees five lakh on behalf of the Gujarat government to the families of each jawan who sacrificed their lives in air-force helicopter crash during the relief operations in the rain-ravaged areas of Uttarakhand.
CM Narendra Modi has saluted the military jawans for their exemplary act of sacrificing their lives to save the victims and paid condolence to their bereaved families.
Sources: Gujarat Information Bureau / CM site