AAP govt offers temporary job to Rohith Vemula’s brother

New Delhi: Delhi government has offered a temporary Group C level job to Raja Vemula, the younger brother of deceased Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula, on “compassionate” ground, which has not yet been accepted by him.

Raja Vemula (25), who holds a Master’s degree in Applied Geology, “thanked” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for the gesture but said he is yet to decide whether to accept the offer.

“We are thinking about it. My mother is also not keeping well. I am happy that Kejriwal sir has come forward. The state governments of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh should be ashamed for not taking a single step in this regard,” Raja told PTI.

The communication of the Delhi government states that Raja was being offered a temporary post of Grade IV as a special case under compassionate ground in the pay band-1 of Rs 5,200-20,200 with grade pay of Rs 1,900 plus allowances.

He has been asked to respond within two weeks.

“The candidate has been given relaxation from normal procedure of selection i.e coming through employment exchange and relaxation of skill test qualification,” it says.

A government official said only Grade IV jobs can be offered on

compassionate ground. Asked whether he expected a better job offer, Raja said he had no such expectations when he along with his mother approached Kejriwal in February this year.

The AAP Cabinet had then cleared a proposal in this regard.

“We had no such demands so we are grateful. The political advisor to the Delhi CM rang me up regarding the offer and also two Delhi Ministers. Whereas here we are not even being allowed to enter the University of Hyderabad campus,” he said.