Compassionate Appointment – No need for getting declaration counter-signed by Government Officials – Amendment in Consolidated Instructions issued by DOPT
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Dated the 7th October, 2014
Subject:- Consolidated Instructions on compassionate appointment — regarding.
The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 16th January, 2013 vide which Consolidated Instructions on compassionate appointment were issued. In Part —A of the Proforma annexed at pages 15-18 therein, the candidate applying for compassionate appointment has to furnish a declaration/undertaking to the effect that the facts given by him/her are, to the best of his/her knowledge, correct and if any of the facts herein mentioned are found to be incorrect or false at a future date, his/her services may be terminated. The candidate has to also furnish a declaration that he shall maintain properly the other family members who were dependent on the deceased government servant/member of the Armed Forces mentioned against 1(a) of Part-A of this form and in case it is proved at any time that the said family members are being neglected or not being properly maintained by him/her, his/her appointment may be terminated. This declaration/undertaking has to be countersigned by two permanent government employees.
2. The matter has been examined in this Department. It is felt that the declaration/undertaking furnished by the applicant as at page 17 of the aforesaid Consolidated Instruction is sufficient and that there is no need of getting it countersigned by two permanent government employees. Accordingly, it has been decided to delete this provision of getting the declaration/undertaking furnished by the applicant countersigned by two permanent government employees (page 18 of the Consolidated Instructions on Compassionate Appointment). This may be brought ) to the notice of all concerned for information, guidance and necessary action.
3. Hindi version will follow.
Under Secretary to the Government of India