Compassionate Appointment in Defence Ministry

The Ministry of Defence under Government India, has referred to the DOPT’s OM No. 14014/2/2009-Estt(D) dated 3.4.2012 and has again reiterated various clarifications on points of reference relating to compassionate appointments.

It is directed that these instructions should be followed scrupulously.

Full Text of O.M.No. 19(7)/2012/D(Lab) dated 18.06.2012 is reproduced below :

Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 18th June, 2012.

Subject:- Compassionate appointment – Clarification regarding regulation of condition and admissibility of various allowances after implementation of 6th CPC recommendation – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoP&T O.M. No. F.No. 14014/2/2009-Estt(D) dated 3.4.2012 on the above subject circulated vide this Ministry letter of even number dated 11.4.2012 and to forward the following clarifications received from DoP&T, for information, compliance, guidance and necessary action:-

S.No. Point of Reference Clarification






Cases where widows who were earlier engaged in Pay band-1 with Grade Pay Rs. 1800/- and given on job training and were later reverted to Trainee in – 1S Pay Band due to subsequent govt instruction recovery of excess payment has been effected:
(i) Will they be entitled to arrears for the recovery effected from them.(ii) Will their appointment after the latest instructions in Pay Band – 1 with Grade Pay Rs. 1800/- become effective from the date of initial appointment.(iii) Will this entitle them to arrears of salary and Pay Fixation accordingly.
The status of a Government servant appointed on compassionate ground will be either a “Trainee” or a ‘regular’ government servant. Subject to clarification furnished vide OM dated 3.4.2012, the status of a widow appointed on compassionate grounds will be that of a ‘regular’ government servant from the initial day of appointment.Yes





2 Cases where widows were engaged as Trainees in the first instance due to non fulfillment of educational qualification. If appointing authority is satisfied that duties can be performed with the help of on job training then(i) Can the widows be appointed in Pay Band – 1 with Grade Pay 1800/- with retrospective effect i.e. from the date of initial engagement as trainee.(ii) Accordingly will they be entitled for arrears of pay and pay fixation accordingly.  







(K.K. Diamary)

Under Secretary to the Govt of India.


One Comment

  1. my father died on 29th may, 1999 in PA(ORS) EME, Secunderabad, Telangana while in service, so i applied for compassionate job on 2001, after reviewing my case, they said that they may not be able to consider my case. I belong to scheduled caste of Adi Dravida, can i get my compassionate job, is there any chance, please help me.

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