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Compassionate Appointments : Relative merit points and revised procedure for selection – Ministry of Defence

Compassionate Appointments : Relative merit points and
revised procedure for selection – Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence


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
Appointments. 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 applicants. The weightage system was revised in 2001 vide
Ministry 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-point 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 practice, compassionate appointment is given to the
highest score earner. 
2. Now, consequent. upon implementation of the 7th CPC pay structure, the
financial 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 if
3,500 pm. (as per 6th CPC) to 1 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 calculated. Accordingly, the monetary
parameters/attributes such as Family Pension, Terminal Benefits, Monthly
income of earning member(s) and income from property and latest 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 Daughters,
No. of Minor Children and Leftover Service have been kept unchanged. 
4. Accordingly, with the approval of the competent authority, various
parameters on the loo-point scale of weightage system stand revised as
under with immediate effect:- 

Basic Family Pension 1 Monthly Amount received under National Pension
(20 points)

Lump sum amount received by the family on death of Govt. servant (i.e.
DCR Gratuity, GPF/PPF A/c balance, Leave Encashment, CGEGIS, LIC/PLI
etc.) Lump sum Amount received under NPS etc.


(10 points)

Annual income from movable/immovable property as well as Annual income
earned by other member(s) of the family

(05 points)

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)
(e) No. of dependents 
(15 points)
 (f) No. of unmarried daughters 
(15 points)
(g) No. of minor children
 (15 points)
(h) Left over service 
(10 points)

(Total 100 points) 
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 occurred 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 instructions issued by the
DoP&T/MoD, from time to time for assessing comparative merit of the
applicants for compassionate appointment.

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

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