Revised Scheme of Compassionate Appointment & the case of wife of Medically invalidated/boarded out employees: Agenda Item 47th NC(JCM) Meeting
[Part of the Minutes of the 47th Meeting of National Council (JCM) held on 13th April, 2019 issued by DoPT vide OM No. 3/1/2019-JCA dated 13.06.2019]
6.4.10 Item No. 20/19/NC-47 – Revised Scheme of Compassionate Appointment.
Staff Side stated that DoPT in their O.M. F. No. 14014/2/2009- Estt.(D) dated 11.12.2009, decided that persons applying for appointment on compassionate grounds, but not immediately meeting the educational qualification standards, may, in exceptional circumstances, be engaged as trainees who would be given regular pay bands and grade pay only on acquiring the minimum qualification prescribed under the Recruitment Rules. Emoluments of these trainees, during the period of their training, and before they are absorbed in the Government as employees, would be governed by the minimum of the -1S Pay Band Rs. 4400-7440, without any grade pay. Persons appointed on compassionate grounds not meeting the educational standards of matriculation, and during the period of training which should not be more than six months, may be granted -1S Pay Band Rs. 4400-7700, plus grade pay of Rs.1300. After completion of the six month training, they may be placed in Pay Band 1 Rs.5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs. 1800 with effect from the date of their initial appointment.
Reply of the official Side:
The 7th CPC has not provided any replacement scale for the 1S pay band of the 6th CPC, which is granted to trainees under compassionate appointment. After consultation with DoE, it has been decided vide OM No. 14014/2/2009-Estt.(D) dated 09.10.2017 that Level-1 of Pay Matrix introduced after the 7th CPC shall be the replacement for the pre-revised -IS scale. The instructions on compassionate appointments, inter-alia, provide for appointment of the candidates, not immediately meeting the educational standards, as trainees. The period of service spent as a trainee is not counted as service for any purpose. The regular service commences only on acquiring the minimum educational qualification provided in the applicable Recruitment Rules. Hence, the demand of the Staff Side has been partially accepted.
Staff Side also pointed out that while educational qualification is not insisted for widows for compassionate appointment, Educational qualification is insisted in the case of wife of Medically invalidated/boarded out employees. This anomaly may be rectified and the wife of employees who are medically invalidated should also be treated at par with the widows for granting compassionate appointment.
Chairman suggested that the issue may be sympathetically re-examined.
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