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Appointment on compassionate grounds – Relaxation in upper age limit

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Appointment on compassionate grounds – Relaxation in upper age limit

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(NG)II/2018/RC-1/32

New Delhi, dated 20.09.2018

The General Manager(P)
All Indian Railways & PUs

Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds – Relaxation in upper age limit regarding.

Attention is invited to para IX (Authority competent to make appointments on compassionate grounds) and para VI(a) (Qualification and conditions to be fulfilled) Board’s letter dated 12.12.1990 which lays down that normally the persons seeking appointment on compassionate grounds should fulfil the conditions of eligibility regarding age and educational qualifications prescribed for appointment to the posts or grade concerned. However, the upper age limit may be freely relaxed on merits of the cases.

The lower age limit of 18 years normally required for appointment in Government may also be relaxed upto one year with the personal approval of the General Manager. Relaxation of the lower age limit beyond one year will require the approval of the Ministry of Railways. In making appointments on compassionate grounds, Divisional Railway Managers may relax age limit in the case of appointment to Group ‘D’ posts.

The issue of delegation of power to DRM/CWM regarding relaxation of upper age limit in making compassionate grounds appointment was under consideration in this office. It has now been decided by the Board that wherever DRM/CWM is competent to make the appointment on compassionate grounds, they may grant relaxation in upper age limit also.

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(Neeraj Kumar)
Director Estt. (N)II,
Railway Board

Source: AIRF

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AIRF: Granting promotion opportunity as JE against 25% intermediate Apprentice Quota

Granting promotion opportunity as JE against 25% intermediate Apprentice Quota

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

E(NG)I/2011/PM 717

New Delhi, dated: June 27.2018

The General Secretary,
All India Railwaymen Federation,
(AIRF) 4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi- 110055.

Sub: Granting promotion opportunity as JE against 25% intermediate Apprentice Quota to those Technicians initially appointed as Technician-III on compassionate grounds – (PNM/ AIRF Item No.25/2011 and PNM/NFIR Item No.38/2015- agenda sent to Railway Board on 11.06.2015) – reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Item No.25/2011 of PNMI AIRF and Item N0.38/2015 of PNM/NFIR on the above subject and to state that the matter has been further deliberated upon in the light of the last round of discussion with both the Federations in the respective PNMs. It may be recollected that while AIRF have expressed their reservation on Board’s proposal sent to both the Federations for comments vide letter of even number dated 16.03.2015, NFIR have completely rejected the same. In view of this, it was decided that Board’s proposal referred to above may be dropped and status-quo may be maintained. The Federation were informed accordingly vide letter of even number dated 28.03.2016.

It is felt that both the Federations should encourage those who are appointed on Compassionate Grounds as Trainee Artisans to appear in RDAT, so that they have a formal qualification, which would be better for their own future also.

Yours faithfully,
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for Secretary/Railway Board

Source: AIRF

 

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Appointment on compassionate grounds – Suitability Test

Compassionate grounds

RBE 81/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 81/2018

No. E(NG)II/20 li/RC-1/GenI/f New Delhi, dated 07 .06.2018

The General Manager(P)
All Indian Railways & PUs.

Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds- Suitability Test- regarding .

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter No.E(NG)II/84/RC-1/174 dated 25.06.1985, No. E(NG)ll/88/RC-1/1/Policy dated 02.11.1989 read with para 2(i) of letter No. E(NG)Il/88/RC- 111/Policy dated 16.05.1991, stipulating inter-alia, that suitability of a person to be considered for appointment on compassionate grounds should be assessed by an appropriate suitability test, keeping the compassion in view. Board’s letter dated 25.06.1985 has laid down that such appointment be considered as per the educational qualification possessed by the candidate.

2. As regards number of chances, this Ministry’s letter dated 28.04.1999 (RBE No. 84/1999), 21.09.2001(RBE No. 192/2001) and dated 02.03.2012 ( RBE No. 28/2012), specify the number of chances to be given to a candidate (wards as well as widow/wife), for appearing in the suitability test for appointment on compassionate grounds to Non-Gazetted posts on the Railways. Accordingly, at present, there are three (03) and four (04) chances available for wards and widow/wife respectively. 3. It has come to the notice that not only the procedure adopted for conducting suitability test and additional chances to be given to candidates for appointment on compassionate grounds by the Zonal Railways vary from the instructions issued at paras I and 2 above, but the directives/intent of stipulation made in the instruction ibid are also not being followed in true spirit.

4. Accordingly, the matter has been looked into. It has now been decided by the Board that in compliance of letters mentioned at para 2 above, maximum of three such chances to the wards and four chances may be given to widow/wife commensurate with their educational qualification to the post and suitability may be adjudged accordingly. Second chance should be given as a rule and uniformally followed.

5. It is also reiterated that 2nd chance to wards and widow should be given with the approval of competent authority (DRMs/HODs/CWMs as the case may be). However, 3rd chance to ward/widow/wife and 41h chance to widow/wife will require personal approval of the General Manager.

6. In case a request has been received from the candidate for appointment on other Railway, his/her case may be transferred eylongwith all relevant papers to that Railway. Assessment of suitability may be done by the Railway where the candidate is to be appointed.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Source: airfindia.org

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Railways: Appointment on Compassionate Grounds: 2nd Wife Policy Letter

Railways: Appointment on Compassionate Grounds: 2nd Wife Policy Letter

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

RBE No.42/2018

New Delhi, dated 21.03.2018

The General Manager(P)
All Indian Railways & PUs.

Sub: Appointment on Compassionate Ground

The issue Of considering appointment on compassionate grounds(CG) to sons/daughters, born through Other than first legally married wife has been engaging the attention of this Ministry for quite some time, in the backdrop Of partial quashing of CG related instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter dated 02.01.1992 regarding such appointments, by the Hon’ble High Court/Calcutta in the case(WPCT 20 of 2009) Namita Goldar & Ors. Vs 1301 & Others.

2. In this regard, Railway Board has taken into account following observations of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, on the subject of CG appointment, in the case of State Bank of India & another Vs Rajkumar, (Civil appeal No. 1641 of 2010):

“it is now well settled that appointment on compassionate grounds is not a source of recruitment. On the other hand it is an exception to the general rule that recruitment to public services should be on the basis of merit, by an open invitation providing equal opportunity to al/ eligible persons to participate in the selection process. The dependants of employees, who die in harness, do not have any special claim or right to employment, except by way of the concession that may be extended by the employer under the Rules Or by a separate scheme, to enable the family of the deceased to get over the sudden financial crisis. The claim for compassionate appointment is, therefore, traceable only to the scheme framed by the employer for such employment and there is no right whatsoever Out side such scheme….”.

3. Railway Board has also taken into account following observation of Hon’ble High Court of Jharkhand (Ranchi) in writ petition No. WP(S) 16 of 2014 (pronounced on 24.07.2014) “”Compassionate appointment is a matter of policy of the employer and the employer cannot be compelled to provide compassionate appointment contrary to its policy/scheme. When there is specific circular which clearly provides that the children of second marriage of the employee shall not be eligible for compassionate appointment, no direction can be issued to the respondents to consider the case of the petitioner.”

4. The matter has been examined and in Supersession Of this Ministry’s letter dated 02.01.1992 issued under RBE No. 01/1992 and No. dated 03.04.2013, it has been decided that the first right of being considered for compassionate grounds appointment is vested, in cases Of death Of Railway servants while in service, with the legally wedded surviving widow provided she has not remarried at the time of making request for appointments on compassionate grounds. It is clarified that in cases of those Railway Servants who are governed by the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, there can only be one legally wedded wife/widow, as second marriage, while spouse is living, is void/voidable in view of the Section 5(1) read with Section 11 of the Act. In this respect, Railway Board’s letter NO. GS 1-1 dated 10.04.1992 connects.

5. If aforementioned legally wedded surviving widow does not want herself to be considered for compassionate grounds appointment, she can nominate, for CG appointment, a “bread winner” for the family from amongst the following:

(a) In cases of those Railway Servants who are governed by the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955. Son(including adopted son); or daughter(including widowed/ adopted/ married/divorced daughter). However, if such Railway Servant has left sons/daughters, who have been treated as legitimate Or deemed to be legitimate, under Section 16 of Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, neither widow can nominate them as bread winner for CG appointment nor such sons/daughters can claim CG appointment.

(b) In cases Of those Railway Servants who are governed by their respective Personal Laws: Son(including adopted son); Or daughter(including widowed/ adopted/ married/divorced daughter).

However, if such Railway Servant has left sons/daughters through second/subsequent legally valid marriages, i.e. other than through first wife and deceased Railway Servant have failed to Obtain requisite permission for such second/subsequent marriage as required under section 21 (relating to restrictions regarding marriage) Of the Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, 1966, neither first widow/second/subsequent widow can nominate such sons/daughters as bread winner for CG appointment nor such sons/daughters can claim CG appointment. Moreover, such Second/subsequent widow also would not have any right to seek compassionate grounds appointment.

6. All Zonal Railway/PUs/Units are directed to decide cases accordingly.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Neer Kumar)
Director Estt. (N)ll,
Railway Board

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in

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Appointment on compassionate grounds – NFIR

Appointment on Compassionate Grounds – NFIR Railway Board Orders

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

RBE No.42/2018

No.E(NG)II/2018/RC-1/5

New Delhi, dated 21.03.2018

The General Manager(P)
All Indian Railways & PU.

 

Sub: Appointment on compassionate grounds.

 

The issue of considering appointment of compassionate grounds(CG) to sons/daughters, born through other than first legally married wife has been engaging the attention of this Ministry for quite some time, in the backdrop of partial quashing of CG related instructions contained in this Ministry’s letter dated 02.01.1992 regarding such appointments, by the Hon’ble High Court/Calcutta in the case (WPCT 20 of 2009) Namita Goldar & Ors. Vs UOI & Others.

 

2. In this reard, Railway Board has taken into account following observations of the Hon’ble Supreme Court, on the subject of CG appointment, in the case of State Bank of India & another Vs Rajkumar, (Civil appeal No. 1641 of 2010):

 

“it is now well settled that appointment on compassionate grounds is not a source of recruitment. On the other hand it is an exception to the general rule that recruitment to public services should be on the basis of merit, by an open invitation providing equal opportunity to all eligible persons to participate in the selection process. The dependants of employees, who die in harness, do not have any special claim or right to employment, except by way of the concession that may be extended by the employer under the Rules or by a separate scheme, to enable the family of the deceased to get over the sudden financial crisis. The claim for compassionate appointment is, therefore, traceable only to the scheme framed by the employer for such employment and there is no right whatsoever out side such scheme…”

 

3. Railway Board has also taken into account following observation of Hon’ble High Court of Jharkhand (Ranchi) in writ petition No. WP(S) 16 of 2014 (pronounced on 24.07.2014) “Compassionate appointment is a matter of policy of the employer and the employer cannot be compelled to provide compassionate appointment contrary to its policy/scheme. When there is specific circular which clearly provides that the children of second marriage of the employee shall not be eligible for compassionate appointment, no direction can be issued to the respondents to consider the case of the petitioner”

 

4. The matter has been examined and in supersession of this Ministry’s letter dated 02.01.1992 issued under RBE No. 01/1992 and No. E(NG)II/2012/RC-1/21 dated 03.04.2013, it has been decided that the first right of being considered for compassionate grounds appointment is vested, in cases of death of Railway servants while in service, with the legally wedded surviving widow provided she has not remarried at the time of making request for appointments on compassionate grounds. It is clarified that in cases of those Railway Servants who are governed by the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, there can only be one one legally wedded wife/widow, as second marriage, while spouse is living, is void/voidable in view of the Section 5(1) read with Section 11 of the Act. In this respect, Railway Board’s letter No. E(D&A) 92 GS 1-1 dated 10.04.1992 connects.

 

5. If aforementioned legally wedded suriving widow does not want herself to be considered for compassionate grounds appointment, she can nominate, for CG appointment, a “bread winner” for the family from amongst the following”

 

(a) In cases of those Railway Servants who are governed by the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 : Son(including adopted son); or daughter(including widowed/ adopted/married/divorced daughter). However, if such Railway Servant has left sons/daughters, who have been treated as legitimate or deemed to be legitimate, under Section 16 of Hindu Marriage Act, 1955, neither widow can nominate them as bread winner for CG appointment nor such sons/daughters can claim CG appointment.

 

(b) In cases of those Railway Servants who are governed by their respective Personal Laws: Son(including adopted son); or daughter(including widowed/ adopted/married/divorced daughter). However, if such Railway Servant has left sons/daughters through second/subsequent legally valid marriages, i.e. other than through first wife and deceased Railway Servant have failed to obtain requisite permission for such second/subsequent marriage as required under section 21 (relating to restrictions regarding marriage) of the Railway Services (Conduct) Rules, 1966, neither first widow/second/subsequent widow can nominate such sons/daughters as bread winner for CG appointment nor such sons/daughters can claim CG appointment. Moreover, such second/subsequent widow also would not have any right to seek compassionate grounds appointment.

 

6. All Zonal Railway/PUs/Units are directed to decide cases accordingly.

 

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Neeraj Kumar)
Director Estt. (N) II,
Railway Board.

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Scheme for compassionate appointment – Relative merit points and revised procedure for selection

Scheme for Compassionate Appointment – Relative merit points and revised procedure for selection

 

Principal Controller of Accounts (Ordnance Factories), Kolkata published on 5.2.2018

 

Ministry of Defence (Finance)
Block, New Delhi
DAD – Coord
Room No.24-A, South Block, New Delhi

 

Sub: Scheme for Compassionate Appointment – Relative merit points and revised procedure for selection.

A copy of Ministry of Defence D(Lab) ID No.19(2)/2017-D(Lab) dated 09.01.2018 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for information and necessary action please.

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(Rajesh Kalia)
SO (DAD-Coord)

Ministry of Defence
D(Lab)

 

Sub: Scheme for compassionate appointment – Relative merit points and revised procedure for selection.

 

The undersigned is directed to say that the Department of Personnel & Training under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is the nodal department for Government of India’s Scheme for compassionate Appoinment. While considering requests for compassionate appointment, a balanced and objective assessment of financial condition of the families of the applicants has to be made taking into account the assets and liabilities and other relevant factors. The main object of the Scheme is to alleviate the family of the deceased government servant/member of the Armed Forces from indigence and help it get over the emergency. Accordingly, vide Ministry of Defence I.D. No.271/93/D(Lab) dated 2.11.93, Ministry of Defence had developed a 100-point weightage system containing various parameters/attributes to decide the most deserving cases amongst the large number of Defence ID No. 19(4)/824-99/1998-D(Lab) dated 9.3.2001. Consequent upon implementation of the 6th CPC Report, parameters of all these attributes were further revised in 2010 vide MoD note No. 19(3)/2009/D(Lab) dated 22.1.2010 and 14.5.2010. Presently, the attributes on 100-points scale are – Quantum of Family Pension (20 Points); Terminal Benefits (10 points); Monthly income of family from other sources (05 points); Movable/immovable property held by the family (10 points); No. of dependents (15 points), No. of unmarried daughters (15 points); No. of minor children (15 points) and Left over service (10 points). As per the parctice, compassionate appointment is given to the highest score earner.

 

2. Now, consequent upon implementation of the 7th CPC pay structure, the finacial parameters are required to be revised again. Certain organisations/ formations under Ministry of Defence have been requesting for revision of relative merit points and procedure for selecting the most indigent applicant(s) for compassionate appointment after death/medically boarding-out of the Government servant/member of the Armed Forces on whose income the family was wholly dependent.

 

3. As per 7th CPC structure, the minimum pension stands revised from Rs.3,500 p.m. (as per 6th CPC) to Rs.9,000 p.m. which approximately comes out to be 2.57 times the old pension. The Govt. of India have also approved this factor of 2.57 for working out revised pay, based on which DCRG, Family Pension and Leave encashment are calculate. Accordingly, the monetary parameters/attributes such as Family Pension, Terminal Benefits, Monthly income of earning member(s) and income from property and lates market value of the Movable/Immovable property have been revised by the multiplying the fitment factor of 2.57 or so, for arriving at the present-day weightage points. However, other non-monetary parameters/attributes viz. No. of Dependents, No. of Unmarried Daughter, No. of Minor Children and Leftover Service have been kept unchanged.

 

4. Accordingly, with the approval of the competent authority, various parameters on the 100-points scale of weightage system stand revised as under with immediate effect:-

 

(a) Basic Family Pension / Monthly Amount received under National Pension System

(20 points)

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(d) Movable/immovable property of the family (Latest Market Value including Fixed Deposit/Bank balance etc. but excluding the lump sum amount received as mentioned in (b) above

(10 points)

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5. the revised guidelines will take place with immediate effect. However, cases already considered by the Boards of Officers constituted for considering requests for compassionate appointment as per the previous guidelines need not be re-opened.

6. However, for considering belated requests for compassionate appointment where the death/disablement of Govt. servant/member of Armed Forces took place long ago, weightage points towards ‘Terminal Benefits’ may be awarded in the following manner:-

(a) For cases where death of the deceased Govt. servant occured prior to 9.3.2001, parameters of ‘Terminal Benefits’ given in MoD ID note dated 2.11.1993 will be applicable:

(b) For cases where death of the deceased Govt, servant occurred on or after 9.3.2001 till 21.1.2010, parameters of ‘Terminal Benefits’ given in Mod ID note dated 9.3.2001 will be applicable: and

(c) For cases where death of the deceased Govt. servant occurred on or after 22.1.2010 till 31.12.2015, parameters of ‘Terminal Benefits’ given in MoD ID note dated 22.1.2010 will be applicable.

7. All the concerned are advised to strictly follow these weightage points and guidelines keeping in view the instruction issued by the DoP&T/MoD, from time to time for assessing comparative merit of the applicants for compassionate appointment.

(S S S SARMA)
Director (Estt. & CP), Govt. of India

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7th CPC Minimum Educational Qualification for appointment in Level-l of the pay matix on compassionate grounds

7th CPC Minimum Educational Qualification for appointment in Level-l of the pay matrix on compassionate grounds

7TH-CPC-COMPASSIONATE-GROUNDS

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(NG)II/2016/RR-1/12 (3192238)

New Delhi, dated 18.12.2007

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units I
(As per standard mailing list)

Sub: Minimum educational qualification for appointment in Level-l of the pay matrix of 7th CPC on compassionate grounds

Attention is invited to instructions issued vide this Ministry’s letter under RBE No.73/2017 dated 27.07.2017 and RBE No. 192/2017 dated 11.12.2017, laying down minimum educational qualification for recruitment of staff from open market to posts in Level-l of the pay matrix of 7th CPC (earlier Grade Pay Rs.1800/-), through all modes, against direct recruitment quota in various departments. Since, appointment on compassionate grounds made against direct recruitment quota vacancies, the qualification prescribed for posts against direct recruitment quota are equally applicable for considering appointment on compassionate grounds.

The matter has been reviewed, owing to difficulty being faced, in appointment of candidates on compassionate grounds, it has been decided that such candidates who have passed 10th standard but is not in possession of technical qualification i.e. National apprenticeship Certificate(NAC) granted by NCVT or ITI or courses/ Trade Diploma the prescribed qualification for technical and commercial (catering) departments, v1z., Civil Engineering, Mechanical, Electrical, S& T Departments and Commercial Catering Level-l, may also be considered for appointment, providing them on job training for a period of six months.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Director Estt.(N)-II
Railway Board

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Clarification regarding pay fixation under 7th CPC for the post of Trainee appointed on compassionate grounds

Clarification regarding pay fixation under 7th CPC for the post of ‘Trainee’ appointed on compassionate grounds

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CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, DelhiCantt-110010
No.AN/XIV/14164/7th CPC/corrsp/Vol-II

Dated: 11/10/2017

To
All PCsDA/CsDA/PCof A(Fys) Kolkata

Subject: Clarification regarding pay fixation under 7th CPC for the post of ‘Trainee’ appointed on compassionate grounds.

Reference: This HQrs Circular of even no dated 01/02/2016.

With reference to the above cited circular, Ministry of Finance Dept. of Expenditure to whom the matter was referred has since clarified as under:

“Level -1 of the Pay Matrix introduced on implementation of the 7th CPC Report be the replacement for the pre-revised -IS scale. The pay of those governed by the IS scale may be revised by using the fitment factor of 2.57 for placement in Level -1 in conformity with the Rule 7 of the CCS(RP)Rules 2016. All pre-revised pay stages lower than pre-revised pay of Rs 7000 in the pre-revised -IS scale shall not be considered for determining the benefit of bunching, on the same lines as has been clarified by MoF(DoE)’s OM dated 3.08.2017 on application of the benefit on account of bunching”.

2.This is for your information and necessary action please. All pay fixation cases may be regulated accordingly.

S/d,
(Kavita Garg)
Sr.Dy.CGDA(AN)

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Fixation of the pay of the pre-revised pay scale of 1S scale granted to candidates appointed as trainees on compassionate grounds in the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC)

Fixation of the pay of the pre-revised pay scale of 1S scale granted to candidates appointed as trainees on compassionate grounds in the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC)

7TH-CPC-COMPASSIONATE-GROUND

No. 14014/2/2009-Estt,D
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 09th October, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub : Fixation of the pay of the pre-revised pay scale of 1S scale granted to candidates appointed as trainees on compassionate grounds in the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) – reg.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department’s 0.M.No.14014/02/2012-Estt(D) dated 16.01.2013 containing consolidated instructions on the subject of compassionate appointments. With regard to appointment of candidates not immediately meeting the educational standards as trainees these instructions provide as under:-

“In exceptional circumstances Government may consider recruiting persons not immediately meeting the minimum educational standards. Government may engage them as trainees who will be given the regular pay bands and grade pay only on acquiring the minimum qualification prescribed under the recruitment rules. The emoluments of these trainees, during the period of their training and before they are absorbed in the Government as employees, will be governed by the minimum of the – 1S pay band Rs.4440-7440 without any grade pay. In addition, they will be granted all applicable Allowance, like Dearness Allowances, House Rent Allowance and Transport Allowance at the admissible rates. The same shall be calculated on the minimum -IS pay band without any grade pay. The period spent in the -1S pay band by the future recruits will not be counted as service for any purpose as their regular service will start only after they are placed in the pay band PB-1 or Rs.5200-20200 along with grade pay of Rs.1800.”

2. The 7th CPC has not provided any replacement scale for 1S pay, band of Rs.4440- 7440 without any grade pay which is granted to trainees appointed under the scheme for compassionate appointment. The matter was taken up with the Department of Expenditure and it has now been decided by the Government that Level-1 of the Pay Matrix introduced on implementation of the 7th CPC Report be the replacement for the pre-revised- 1S scale. The pay of those governed by the 1S scale may be revised by using the Fitment Factor of 2.57 for placement in Level-1 in conformity with the Rule, 7 of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016. All pre – revised pay stages lower than pre-revised pay of Rs.7,000 in the pre-revised 1S scale shall not be considered for determining the benefit of bunching, on the same lines as has been clarified by this Department’s 0.M dated 03.08.2017 on application of the benefit on account of bunching.

3. This will be effective from 01.01.2016.

(G.Jayanthi)
Joint Secretary (E-I)

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REVIEW OF THE SCHEME FOR ENGAGEMENT OF A DEPENDENT OF DECEASED GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS

No, 17-1/2017-GDS

Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 1 10001
Dated:30.05.2017

To

All Chief Postmasters General,
All Postmasters General

Sub: REVIEW OF THE SCHEME FOR ENGAGEMENT OF A DEPENDENT OF DECEASED GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS

I am directed to refer to this office letters Nos. 17-1712010-GDS dated 14.12.2010 and 17.12.2015 vide which instructions on engagement of dependents of deceased Gramin Dak Sevak on compassionate grounds have been issued.

2.The Scheme has been reviewed in this Directorate and it has been decided to introduce revised scheme for compassionate engagement of an eligible dependent of deceased Gramin Dak Sevaks. Under the revised scheme point system has been dispensed with and scheme has been extended to dependents of missing GDS also.

3.The scheme will come into effect from the date of issue of the letter and will be applicable to all cases pending and arising on or after the said date. The cases which have already been settled will not be reopened.

4.The revised scheme for compassionate engagement of an eligible dependent of deceased Gramin Dak Sevaks is attached.

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(R.L. Patel)
Assistant Director General
(GDS/PCC)

REVISED SCHEME FOR COMPASSIONATE ENGAGEMENT OF AN ELIGIBLE DEPENDENT OF DECEASED GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS.

1.Object

The object of the Scheme is to grant engagement on compassionate grounds to a dependent family member of a Gramin Dak Sevak dying while in service as a GDS, to relieve the family of the GDS concerned from financial destitution and to help it to get over the emergency.

2.To Whom applicable

To a dependent family member of a regularly selected and engaged Gramin Dak Sevak who dies while in service (including death by suicide)

Note 1 “Dependent Family Member” means the following:

(a) Spouse; or

(b) Son including adopted son; or

(c) Married son living with parents and dependent for livelihood on the GDS on the date of death of the GDS; or

(d) Daughter including adopted daughter; or

(e) Married/widowed daughter/divorced daughter wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of hislher death: or

(f) Daughter in law of deceased GDS who is wholly dependent on GDS, if the only son of the GDS is predeceased, provided she gives an undertaking that she is not availing the same benefit from her own parenthood.

(g) Brother or sister in the case of unmanied GDS wholly dependent on the GDS at the time of his/her death.

Note 2 “Gramin Dak Sevak” for the purpose of these instructions means a GDS engaged on regular basis after undergoing a formal selection procedure and not one working on adhoc/provisional basis or as a substitute or trainee.

3.Authority competent to make compassionate engagement.

(a) Head of Circle will be competent to make compassionate engagements to GDS posts within the Circle.

(b) All cases will be considered by a Committee on Compassionate Engagement (CCE) and recommendations of the Committee will be put up to the Head of the Circle for final decision.

(c) The composition of CCE the will be same as the one constituted for cases of departmental officials.

(d) The Committee will meet bi-monthly i.e. in March, May, and July and so on for considering the cases arising during the previous two months. For example, the cases received during Jan and Feb will. be considered in March and cases received during March and April will be considered in May.

4.Posts to which such engagements can be made

Compassionate engagements will be made only to GDS posts.

5.Eligibility

(a) The family deserves immediate assistance of relief from financial destitution; and

(b) Applicant for compassionate appointment should be eligible and suitable for the post in all respects as per the conditions prescribed for normal regular selection to the GDS post for which being considered.

6.A. Exemptions

Compassionate engagements are exempted from the observance of the following requirements:-

(a) Engagement procedure such as notification of vacancies, reference to employment exchange etc.

(b) Checking of availability of surplus posts or posts identified for redeployment etc.

B.Relaxations

  1. a) Generally, there shall be no relaxation in age conditions except as prescribed for reserved categories. However Upper age limit could be relaxed wherever found to be necessary. The lower age limit should, however, in no case be relaxed below 18 years of age. Powers to relax the Upper age limit of the applicant are vested with Head of the Circle.
  2. b) There shall be no relaxation in basic educational qualifications prescribed for the GDS post for which the applicant is being considered.

Note 1 Age eligibility shall be determined with reference to the date of application and not the date of engagement.

7.Determination/availability of vacancies

(a) Engagement on compassionate grounds should be made only on regular basis and that too only, against regular GDS vacancies.

(b) To the extent possible, compassionate engagement should be offered to a GDS post near the place where the family of the deceased GDS normally resides. However, if there are no suitable vacancies to immediately engage the applicant, any post in the same sub division or division may be offered.

8.Time limit for considering applications for compassionate engagements.

(a) Subject to instructions on the subject issued and amended from time to time, any application for compassionate appointment is to be considered without any time limit and decision taken on merit of each case.

(b) Within 15 days from date of death of a GDS, the family should be informed about the scheme of Compassionate Engagement along with a list of regular GDS vacancies available in the division, as on the date of death of the GDS and acknowledgement should be obtained and kept on record.

(c) Head of the Circle should consider and decide the case within three months from the date of receipt of application.

9.Consideration of belated requests

(a) As per para 8 (b) above, the family will be informed about the scheme and vacancies by the Department within 15 days from the date of death of the GDS. Request for compassionate engagement should be submitted within a reasonable time.

(b) Requests received after one year from date of death of the GDS will be considered as belated requests. Such cases should be recommended by the CCE only if the reasons given by the applicant are found to be genuine and convincing.

(c) While considering belated requests, the CCE/Head of Circle should keep in mind the fact that the concept of compassionate engagement is largely related to the need for immediate assistance to the family of the GDS in order to relieve it from economic distress. The very fact that the family has been able to manage somehow for long should normally be taken as adequate proof that the family had some dependable means of subsistence. Therefore, examination of such cases would call for a great deal of circumspection. The decision to make appointment on compassionate grounds in such cases may, therefore, be taken only after thorough scrutiny of all facts by Committee on Compassionate Engagement.

(d) Whether a request for compassionate engagement is belated or not may be decided with reference to the date of death of the GDS and not the age of the applicant at the time of consideration.

10.Widow engaged on compassionate grounds getting remarried

A widow engaged on compassionate grounds will be allowed to continue in service even after re-marriage.

11.Where there is an earning member

(a) Detailed examination will be required in cases with special features, like cases of belated requests or where there is another earning member in the family etc.

(b) In deserving cases even where there is already an earning member in the family a dependent family member may be considered for compassionate engagement, if the Compassionate Engagement Committee is satisfied that grant of compassionate engagement is justified having regard to number of dependents, assets and liabilities left by the GDS, income of the earning member as also his liabilities including the fact the earning member is residing with the family of the GDS and whether he/she should not be a source of support to their members of the family.

12.Missing Gramin Dak Sevak

Cases of missing Gramin Dak Sevaks are also covered under the scheme for compassionate engagement subject to the following conditions:-

(a) A request for grant of compassionate engagement can be considered only after a lapse of at least 2 years from the date from which the GDS has been missing, provided that:

(i) An FIR to this effect has been lodged with the Police,

(ii) The missing person is not traceable, and

(iii) The competent authority feels that the case is genuine;

(b) This benefit will not be applicable to a GDS :-

(i) who had less than two years for normal discharge from service on the date from which he/she has been missing; or

(ii) who is suspected to have committed fraud, or suspected to have joined any terrorist organization or suspected to have gone abroad.

(c) Compassionate engagement in the case of a missing GDS also would not be a matter of right as in the case of others and it will be subject to the fulfillment of all the conditions, including availability of vacancy, laid down for such engagement under the scheme:

(d) While considering such a request, the results of the Police investigation should also be taken into account; and

(e) A decision on any such request for compassionate engagement should be taken at the level of the Head of Circle.

13.Procedure

(a) Prescribed pro forma may be used for ascertaining necessary information and processing the cases of compassionate engagements in normal cases.

(b) An officer not below the rank of an Inspector should meet the members of the family of the GDS in question immediately after his/her death to advise and assist them in submitting necessary information for considering compassionate engagement. The applicant should be called in person at the very first stage and advised in person about the requirements and formalities to be completed by him.

(c) All cases of compassionate engagement including belated requests and cases with special features (like presence of other earning members in the family etc.) may be considered by the CCE on bi-monthly basis and its recommendations should be submitted to the Head of Circle. A final decision maybe taken by the Head of Circle based on the recommendations of the Committee

(d) An application for engagement of a dependent of the deceased GDS as a GDS on compassionate grounds should be considered and decided by the Head of Circle within three months from the date of receipt of application.

(e) If, due to any grounds, a request for compassionate engagement is rejected, a speaking order should be issued by the Head of Circle.

14.Undertaking for maintenance of the family of the deceased GDS

A person engaged on compassionate grounds under the scheme should give an undertaking in writing that he/she will properly maintain the other family members who were dependent on the GDS in question and in case it is proved subsequently (at any time) that the family members are being neglected or are not being maintained properly by him/her, the engagement may be terminated forthwith. Such a clause will also be incorporated as one of the additional conditions in the offer of engagement applicable only in the case of engagement on compassionate grounds.

15.Request for change in post/person

When a person has been engaged on compassionate grounds to a particular GDS post, the circumstances, which led to such engagement, should deem to have ceased to exist. Therefore,

(a) he/she should strive in his/he career like any other GDS for future advancement and any request for engagement to any higher post on consideration of compassion should invariably be rejected.

(b) an engagement made on compassionate grounds cannot be transferred to.any other person and any request for the same on consideration of compassion should invariably be rejected

16.Seniority

Seniority of the person engaged as GDS on compassionate ground will be determined on the basis of his/her initial date of joining the GDS post and his/her position in the seniority list of GDS of the unit concerned will be determined accordingly.

17.Termination of engagement

(a) The compassionate engagement can be terminated on the ground of non compliance of any condition stated in the offer of engagement after providing an opportunity to the person concerned by way of issue of show cause notice asking him/her to explain why his/her services should not be terminated for non-compliance of the condition(s) in the offer of engagement and for this purpose, it is not necessary to follow the detailed disciplinary procedures prescribed in rules/instructions.

(b) The power of termination of engagement for non-compliance of the condition(s) in the offer of compassionate appointment will vest only with the Head of Circle, in all cases.

Proforma to be used for intimating the family about the scheme is given in Annexure I and Form for seeking compassionate engagement is given in Annexure 2.

Original Circular

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Clarification regarding pay fixation under 7th CPC for the post of Trainee appointed on compassionate grounds

Clarification regarding pay fixation under 7th CPC for the post of ‘Trainee’ appointed on compassionate grounds

CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cant-110010

No.AN/XlV/14164/7th CPC/corrsp/Vol-I

Dated 01/02/2017

To
All PCsDA/CsDA/PCof A(Fys)Kolkata

Subject: Clarification regarding pay fixation under 7th CPC for the post of ‘Trainee’ appointed on compassionate grounds.

This office is receiving several references frorn various controller offices seeking clarification regarding pay fixation under Seventh CPC in respect of ‘Trainee-appointed on ground without acquiring minimum educational qualification in the pay scale of Rs 4440/-7440/- (pre-revised ) without any Grade Pay. Such trainees are to be placed in the pay band-I (5200-20200) With Grade pay of Rs 1800/- only on acquiring the minimum qualification prescribed under the recruitment rules. However, under the CPC, neither any specific pay matrix level nor the manner for fixation of pay in respect of MTS Trainee has been prescribed.

2. In this regard, it is intimated that matter already stands referred to the Ministry for furnishing necessary clarification/guidelines to regulate the pay fixation of trainees under Seventh CPC. Reply of the same is still awaited. As and when , reply is received from the Ministry, the same will be widely publicized. Hence, it is requested to await for orders/ clarification from the Ministry in this regard.

3. This is for your information and necessary action please.

sd/-
(Kavitha Garg)
Sr.Dy.CGDA(AN)

Authority: http://cgda.nic.in/

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Compassionate ground appointments in Public Sector Banks

Compassionate ground appointments in Public Sector Banks

ALL INDIA BANK EMPLOYEES’ ASSOCIATION
Central Office: “PRABHAT NIVAS” Regn. No.2037
Singapore Plaza, 164, Linghi Chetty Street, Chennai-600001
Phone: 2535 1522 Fax: 4500 2191, 2535 8853
e mail – chv.aibea@gmail.com & aibeahq@gmail.com
Web: www.aibea.in

CIRCULAR LETTER No.27/200/2016/33

24-5-2016

TO ALL OFFICE BEARERS, STATE FEDERATIONS AND
ALL INDIA BANKWISE ORGANISATIONS:

Dear Comrades,
Reg: Compassionate ground appointments in the Banks

Units are aware that despite the guidelines from the Government of India, some of the Banks are not implementing the scheme on compassionate ground appointment properly both in regard to eligibility and also on relaxations in qualifications. In the Associate Banks, even the Govt. guidelines have not been placed before the Boards of the respective Banks and unilateral instructions of the SBI are being adhered to whereby compassionate ground appointments are being denied. From AIBEA we have taken up the matter with the Finance Minister. Arising out of the recent UFBU meeting, UFBU also has addressed a letter to the Finance Minister and same is reproduced herein for the information of our units.

With greetings,

Yours Comradely,
C.H. VENKATACHALAM
GENERAL SECRETARY

UFBU Letter to Finance Minister

IBA/GOVT/2016/139

Date: 21st May, 2016

Shri Arun Jaitley,
Hon’ble Minister of Finance,
Government of India, New Delhi.

Respected Sir,

SCHEME FOR COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT IN PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS

We are thankful to you for restoring the Compassionate Appointment Scheme in Public Sector Banks (PSBs) vide your letter D.O.F.No.18/2/2013-IR dated the 7th August 2014, conveying the approval of the Government to open the Compassionate Appointment in PSBs on the lines of Central Government with a request to the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) to take appropriate action to circulate the revised scheme to all PSBs for adoption with the approval of their respective Boards. Further, the decision of the Government was conveyed by Ministry of Finance vide letter F.No.18/2/2013-IR dated 05.12.2014 that all PSBs can have both the options i.e., compassionate appointment or payment of lumpsum ex-gratia amount.

2. It will note be out of context to mention here that the issue of restoration of compassionate appointment scheme in Public Sector Banks (PSBs) has been under discussions between UFBU and IBA since the last ten years and in accordance with the suggestion of Department of Financial Services, a joint proposal on broad parameters was submitted by IBA for approval of the Government. The sustained struggle by UFBU ended with your kind intervention resulting in approval as above from the Government of India.

3. However, we are shocked to observe that the managements of some of the banks have unilaterally decided to continue, with certain modifications, the scheme for compassionate appointment in exceptional circumstances only and the scheme for payment of Ex-gratia Lumpsum Amount in lieu of Compassionate Appointment, totally ignoring the approval of Government of India to open the Compassionate Appointment Scheme in Public Sector Banks (PSBs) on the lines of Central Government.

4. Further, the concessions / relaxations, as provided under the scheme envisaged by the Government, as applicable to Central Government employees, such as exemption from the requirement of minimum educational qualification etc., have not been extended in the Banking Industry, thereby making them ineligible and denying the appointments.

5. The unilateral decisions of the managements as above, is not only total ignorance of the directives of the Government of India to open the Compassionate Appointment Scheme on the lines of Central Government but also deliberate utter disregard to the sustained struggle of bank workmen and officers for nearly a decade in getting the scheme approved by the Government.

6. Hence, we earnestly seek your kind intervention in the matter and arrange to appropriately instruct all the Public Sector Banks, which have not introduced the Compassionate Appointment Scheme on the lines of Central Government, as approved by the Government of India and advised by you and also on provision of concessions / relaxations as applicable to Government employees, under the compassionate appointment scheme.

Please acknowledge receipt of this communication and advise us the developments in this regard.

With best regards

Yours sincerely,
Sd..
(M.V.MURALI)
CONVENOR

Copy to All Constituent Units of UFBU.

Source: http://aibea.in/

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Grant of one time relaxation from the ceiling of 5% for compassionate appointment in Ministry of Defence

Grant of one time relaxation from the ceiling of 5% for compassionate appointment in Ministry of Defence

BPMS writes a letter to Defence Minister regarding compassionate appiontment in the establishments of MoD.

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)

Ref: GENC / MOS / Appointment / 01

Dated: 10.12.2015

To,
Dr. Jitendra Singh,
Minister of State,

Subject: Grant of one time relaxation from the ceiling of 5% for compassionate appointment in Ministry of Defence.

Hon’ble Sir,

Through this letter, I would like to invite your attention to the following grievance of Civilian employees working in the Ministry of Defence:-

Govt. of India, DoP&T O.M. No. 14014 / 6 / 94- Estt (D) dated 09th Oct 1998 read with O.M. No. 14014/23/ 99- Estt (D) Dated 03rd Dec 1999 has a provision to give a compassionate appointment to one of the dependent for the survival of his family, if the employee unfortunately dies during his service period; leaving his family behind to survive, but it is limited to 5% of the vacancies. Due to this, a large number of wards are waiting for their appointment on compassionate grounds to look after the family.

Sir, there are 5.85 lakh sanctioned strength of defence civilians but the existing strength is only 3.98 lakh as on 01.01.2014 as mentioned in the report of 07 th CPC. It establishes that there is a deficiency of 1.87 lakh civilian manpower and there are Approx 20 thousands aspirants who are seeking appointment on compassionate grounds.

It is worth to mention here that DoP&T is the competent authority to grant one time relaxation from the limit of 5% vacancies falling under direct recruitment quota in Group ‘C’ post in a recruitment year.

Hence, you are requested to kindly intervene into the matter and issue necessary directives so that DoP&T may grant one time relaxation from the limit of 5% vacancies for compassionate ground appointments in the Defence Installations.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours

SADHU SINGH
Organizing Secretary

Source: BPMS

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