Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi 110001
December 20, 1999


Subject: Compassionate appointment – Maintenance of other dependent family members of the deceased Government servant by the appointee.

The undersigned is directed to say that according to paragraph 13 of the Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum No.14014/6/94-Estt(D) dated October 9, 1998 on the above subject a person appointed on compassionate grounds under the scheme should give an undertaking in writing that he/she will maintain properly the other family members who were dependent on the Government servant/member of the Armed Forces 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, his/her appointment may be terminated forthwith. The question of its legal enforceability has been examined in consultation with the Ministry of Law (Department of Legal Affairs) and it has been decided that it should be incorporated as one of the additional conditions in the offer of appointment applicable only in the case of appointment on compassionate grounds.

2. The relevant instructions contained in the aforesaid Office Memorandum dated October 9, 1998 stand modified to the extent mentioned above.

3. The above decision may be brought to the notice of all concerned for information, guidance and necessary action.


(K. K. JHA )



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