Appointment on Compassionate Grounds in Railways

Minister reply to Lok Sabha on appointments in Railways on Compassionate Grounds – 2365 cases pending for various reasons

Compassionate Ground appointmentSTATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) & (b) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 44 BY SHRI HARISH CHANDRA ALIAS HARISH DWIVEDI TO BE ANSWERED IN LOK SABHA ON 24.02.2016 REGARDING

APPOINTMENTS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS ON THE RAILWAYS

(a): State-wise details of such cases are not maintained. However, a total number of 2395 cases were pending for appointment on compassionate grounds on the Railways as on 31.12.2015. Zone-wise details are as under:-

S.
No.
Zonal
Railways

Number of
pending
cases.

S.
No.
Zonal Railways

Number of
pending
cases.

1 Central

354

10 East Central

134

2 Eastern

290

11 East Coast

6

3 Northern

136

12 North Central

34

4 North Eastern

214

13 North Western

72

5 Northeast Frontier

332

14 South East Central

29

6 Southern

200

15 South Western

98

7 South Central

156

16 West Central

38

8 South Eastern

217

17  R.D.S.O.

1

9 Western

79

18 Metro/Kolkata

5

TOTAL

1978

TOTAL

417

1978 + 417 = 2395

(b): Appointment on compassionate grounds is a continuous process on the Railways. Majority of such cases are pending on account of wards being minor, non-availability of suitable vacancies, legal cases pending in courts, etc. Therefore, no time frame can be laid down for the disposal of the pending cases.

Details of Lok Sabha question:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 44

ANSWERED ON: 24.02.2016

Appointments on Compassionate Grounds

HARISH DWIVEDI

Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-

(a) the number of pending cases related to appointments on compassionate grounds in Railways, zone-wise and State-wise; and

(b) the time by which the said cases are likely to disposed?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI MANOJ SINHA)

(a) & (b): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
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Minister for Railways in a reply to Lok Sabha Member question

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