UP to prioritise jobs for acid attack survivors

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh is set to prioritise government jobs for acid attack survivors, an official said on Saturday. As a pilot project, the victims would be given priority in the Women's Welfare department. They will be given jobs at Rani Laxmibai Aasha Jyoti Centres.  "The idea is to assimilate these victims by providing them better job opportunities," said principal secretary (Women Welfare) Renuka Kumar.  The state government has opened 11 Rani Laxmi Bai Aasha Jyoti Centres in the state and efforts are underway to get 28 posts created in each centre. The centres operating in Lucknow, Agra, Bareilly, Gorakhpur, Meerut, Allahabad, Ghaziabad, Noida, Kanpur, Varanasi and Kannauj are likely to have counsellors, store keepers, computer operators and other staff.  In these posts, the victims would be given priority as per their educational qualifications.