In the two-day monsoon session of the Maharashtra Assembly, opposition leader Devendra Fadnavis targeted the state government over an MPSC aspirant’s suicide.
Taking cognizance of the suicide of 24-year-old Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) aspirant Swapnil Lonkar, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said the posts for which the MPSC exams were completed will be filled up on a priority basis by July 31. Leader of opposition Devendra Fadnavis had urged the state government to keep aside the entire business of the house and discuss the suicide committed by MPSC aspirant Swapnil.
Speaking on the first day of the two-day monsoon session, Ajit Pawar said the state government will consider providing financial assistance to the family of Swapnil Lonkar and added the state government will try to create such an atmosphere that no one else will be forced to take such extreme steps in future.
Ajit Pawar said, “We discussed this in the cabinet meeting. We will meet GAD (General Administration Department) and we’ll take immediate steps. We’ll also look into aspects of helping Swapnil Lonkar’s family. We’ll try to make such an atmosphere that no Swapnil will be forced to take such a step. The vacant posts will be filled by July 31, 2021. The MPSC exam was held in 2019 in which Swapnil Lonkar appeared and cleared in July 2020,”
The 24-year-old Maharashtra government job aspirant allegedly committed suicide at his house in Pune’s Hadapsar area on June 30. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Assembly extended the deadline for the Joint Committee on the Shakti Bill (that is preparing the final draft of the Bill) till the last day of the next Assembly session.