Appointment on Compassionate Grounds – LOK SABHA
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1643
ANSWERED ON: 21.09.2020
Appointment on Compassionate Ground
Vijay Kumar Will the Minister of PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether several cases of giving appointments on compassionate grounds to the family members of the employees deceased during service period are pending in various Ministries and Departments;
(b) if so, the Ministry-wise and Department-wise details of such pending cases since 2015 till date; and
(c) the steps taken by the Government in this regard?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) to (c): The Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) has laid down the policy of compassionate appointment which is to be implemented by the Ministries/Departments in terms of instructions issued vide Office Memorandum No. 14014/6/94- Estt.(D) dated 09.10.1998 as amended from time to time. These instructions have been consolidated vide Office Memorandum No. 14014/02/2012-Estt.(D) dated 16.01.2013. As per these instructions, up to a maximum of 5% of direct recruitment vacancies arising in a year in Group ‘C’ posts can be filled up by compassionate appointment. Therefore, compassionate appointments can be made by the Ministries/Departments only to the extent of available vacancies, indicated above. Ministry-wise/ Department-wise details of cases pending are not maintained centrally.