Govt relaxes norms for compassionate appointment

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on October 12, 2014 Published on October 12, 2014

The Centre has eased the norms for compassionate appointment.

The Department of Personal and Training (DoPT), the coordinating agency for recruitment in Government Ministries and Departments, has done away with the requirement of countersigning of undertaking by two permanent Government employees. It now says self-declaration will be considered sufficient.

The system prescribes candidates applying for compassionate appointment has to furnish a declaration or undertaking to the effect that the facts given by him/her are to the best of his/her knowledge, correct. If any of the facts, later found incorrect or false, then the candidate concerned will loose his/her job.


The candidate also has to furnish a declaration that he will maintain properly the other family members who were dependent on deceased Government servant or members of the Armed Forces.

In case, if it is proved at any time that the said family members are being neglected or not being properly maintained by the candidate, his/her appointment may be terminated.

This declaration or undertaking was required to be countersigned by two permanent Government employees, which now has been relaxed.

Published on October 12, 2014
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