Ch. Srinivasa Rao
Formerly COA, CSIR-NGRI,
The Scheme for “Compassionate Appointment under Central Government” was consolidated and issued vide DoPT O.M. No. 14014/6/86-Estt.(D) dated 30-6-1987 and again in the year 1998. Currently, the consolidated instructions on Compassionate Appointments were issued vide DoPT O.M. No.F.No.14014/02/2012-Estt.(D) dated 16-1-2013. Subsequently a number of instructions on compassionate appointments have been issued. Contents of relevant Office Memoranda and Orders issued from time to time on the subject have been further categorised under various easy-to-comprehend heads and are presented for reference and guidance.
The object of the Scheme is to grant appointment on compassionate grounds to a dependent family member of a Govt. servant dying in harness or who is retired on medical grounds, thereby leaving his family in penury and without any means of livelihood, to relieve the family of the Govt. servant concerned from financial destitution.
The dependent family member means: (a) spouse; or (b) son (including adopted son); or (c) daughter (including adopted daughter); or (d) brother or sister in the case of unmarried Govt. servant; or (e) member of the Armed Forces referred to in (A) or (B) of this para, who was wholly dependent on the Govt. servant/member of the Armed Forces at the time of his death in harness or retirement on medical grounds as the case may be.
To this list, married son/daughter has also been added due to pronouncements of judiciary which was explained elsewhere.
To a dependent family member:
(A) of a Govt. servant who:
a) dies while in service (including death by suicide); or
b) is retired on medical grounds under rule 2 of the CCS (Medical Examination) Rules, 1957 or the corresponding provision in the CCS Regulations before attaining the age of 55 years (57 years for erstwhile Group D Govt. servants); or
c) is retired on medical grounds under Rules 38 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 or the corresponding provision in the CCS Regulations before attaining the age of 55 years (57 years for erstwhile Group D Govt. servants); or
Under this list, dependent family members of Govt. servant are also included which is detailed elsewhere.
(B) of a member of the Armed Forces who –
a) dies during service; or
b) is killed in action; or
c) is medically boarded-out and is unfit for civil employment
Common Cadre Staff