Ambala, Jan 22: Haryana government on Friday extended Rs 20 lakh to the family of Gursewak Singh, the Commando who was martyred in the Pathankot terror attack.
State Health Minister Anil Vij handed over a cheque for Rs 10 lakh to Jaspreet Kaur, the widow of Singh, and cheques for Rs 5 lakh each to the father and mother of the slain soldier at his native village of Garnala here on behalf of Haryana government.
The minister also said that the process for offering a government job to a member of the martyred soldier's family has already begun.
Vij said he will soon meet the Defence Minister in Delhi so that benefits that are given to martyrs by the Union government could also be extended to Singh's family.
The parents and wife of Singh and another Garud Commando, Shailabh Gaur, a resident of Ambala cantonment who was injured in the Pathankot terror attack, would be honoured at a district-level function on Republic Day at Ambala, he added.