Acid attack victim Sonali waits for promised job

Acid attack victim Sonali Mukherjee may have won Rs 25 lakh on Kaun Banega Crorepati 6, but Jharkhand is yet to honour the job promise that former Chief Minister Arjun Munda had made to her.

NEW DELHI: Bureaucratic hurdles have come in the way of Sonali getting a government job. Munda is no longer the CM and the state is under President’s Rule since January 18 with Governor Syed Ahmed acting as the executive head. But state bureaucracy has ensured that Sonali waits for the promised job.

When Munda promised Sonali a job in September 2012, the Bokaro district commissioner Sunil Kumar sent her relevant documents to Ranchi twice in October and November. But Ranchi’s personnel department deputy secretary Punam Prabha Purty, in a letter dated January 8, 2012, wrote to Kumar that they did not have Sonali’s educational certificates.

Purty cited this as the reason for the delay. Kumar, however, said his office had sent the documents twice — first on its own and then on the request of the department.

“We sent all the required documents again. We are trying our best to see that Sonali gets a government job as quickly as possible, but fresh hurdles come up again and again. Let’s hope for the best for this courageous girl,” Kumar said.

Sonali was just 17 when a spurned suitor and two of his friends poured acid on her face.

She was then an award- winning cadet of the NCC and had just joined college.

The attack left the girl with a disfigured face, loss of vision and deafness in one ear.

Reproduced From Mail Today. Copyright 2013. MTNPL. All rights reserved.


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