Friday, August 15, 2014

SCHEME FOR COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT IN PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS



(w.e.f. 5.8.2014 vide Ministry of Finance D.O.F.No.18/2/2013-IR dated 7.8.2014)

1.  COVERAGE

1.1.    To a dependent family member of permanent employee of a Public Sector Bank(PSB)  who -
a)  dies while in service (including death by suicide)
b) is retired on medical grounds due to incapacitation before reaching the age of           55 years.
(incapacitation is to be certified by a duly appointed Medical Board in a Government Medical College/Government District Head Quarters Hospitals/Panel of Doctors nominated by the Bank for the purpose).

1.2.    For the purpose of the Scheme, “employee” would mean and include only a confirmed regular employee who was serving full time or part-time on scale wages, at the time of death/retirement on medical grounds, before reaching age of 55 years and does not include any one engaged on contract/temporary/casual or any person who is paid on commission basis.


2.     DEPENDENT FAMILY MEMBER

2.1.   Spouse; or
2.2.  Wholly dependent son(including legally adopted son); or
2.3.  Wholly dependent daughter (including legally adopted daughter); or
2.4.   Wholly dependent  brother or sister in the case of unmarried employee


3.       AUTHORITY COMPETENT TO MAKE COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT

3.1  Chairman & Managing Director.
3.2. Executive Director holding current charge of Chairman & Managing Director.
3.3. Board of Directors in special types of cases.
3.4. While dealing with proposals for appointment on compassionate grounds in otherwise eligible cases, where disciplinary action was pending against the deceased employee/employee retired on medical grounds or if the deceased employee was involved in serious financial irregularities, embezzlement of funds, committing frauds, etc., banks will continue to abide by the guidelines issued by the Government of India, requiring consideration and decision in each case by the Board of the Bank/Authority appointed by the Board.



4.       POSTS TO WHICH APPOINTMENTS CAN BE MADE

4.1.  The appointment shall be made in the clerical and sub-staff cadre only.

5.    ELIGIBILITY
5.1.   The family is indigent and deserves immediate assistance for relief from financial destitution; and

5.2.   Applicant for compassionate appointment should be eligible and suitable for the post in all respects under the provisions of the relevant Recruitment Rules.

6.    EXEMPTIONS
6.1.   Compassionate Appointment under the Scheme are exempted from observance of the following requirements:
6.1.1.   Normal Recruitment Procedure i.e., without the agency of selection like IBPS/Employment Exchange, Recruitment Board of Bank, etc.
6.1.2.   The ban orders on filling up of posts issued by Government of India or any controlling authority.

7.       RELAXATIONS

7.1.    Upper age limit could be relaxed wherever found to be necessary.  The lower age limit should, however, in no case be relaxed below 18 years of age.

(Note-1: Age eligibility shall be determined with reference to the date of application and not the date of appointment;

Note-2: Authority competent to take a final decision for making compassionate appointment in a case shall be competent to grant relaxation of age limit also for making such appointment).

8.     TIME LIMIT FOR CONSIDERING APPLICATIONS
8.1.    Application for employment under the Scheme from eligible dependent should normally be considered upto five years from the date of death or retirement on medical grounds and decision to be taken on merit in each case.
8.2.    However, Bank can consider request for compassionate appointment even when the death or retirement on medical grounds of the employee took place long back, even five years ago.  While considering such belated requests, it should, however, be kept in view that the concept of compassionate appointment is largely related to the need for immediate assistance to the family of the employee in order to relieve it from economic distress.  The very fact that the family has been able to manage somehow all these years should normally be taken as adequate proof that the family had some dependable means of subsistence.  Therefore, examination of such cases would call for a great deal of circumspection.   The decision to make appointment on compassionate grounds in such cases may, therefore, be taken only at the Board level.
9.       DETERMINATION/AVAILABILITY OF VACANCIES
9.1.    Appointment on compassionate grounds should be made only on regular basis and that too, only if regular vacancies meant for that purpose are available.
9.2.    Compassionate appointment can be made upto a maximum of 5% of vacancies falling under direct recruitment quota in clerical cadre or vacancies identified in the sub-staff category.  The Bank may hold back 5% of vacancies in the aforesaid categories to be filled by appointment on compassionate grounds.  A person selected for appointment on compassionate grounds should be adjusted in the recruitment roster against appropriate category, viz., SC/ST/OBC/General Category, depending upon the category to which he/she belongs.
9.3.    Widow appointed on compassionate ground upon re-marriage will be allowed to continue in service, even after re-marriage.

10.    WHERE THERE IS AN EARNING MEMBER
10.1.  In deserving cases, even when there is already an earning member in the family, a dependent family member may be considered for compassionate appointment with the prior approval of the competent authority of the bank who, before approving such appointment, will satisfy himself that grant of compassionate appointment is justified, having regard to the number of dependents, assets and liabilities left by the employee, income of the earning member  as also his liabilities including the fact that the earning member is residing with the family of the employee and whether he should not be a source of support to other members of the family.
10.2.  In cases where any member of the family of the deceased or medically retired employee is already in employment and is not supporting the other members of the family of the deceased employee, extreme caution has to be observed in ascertaining the economic distress of the members of the family of the deceased employee so that, the facility of appointment on compassionate ground is not circumvented and misused by putting forward the ground that the member of the family already employed is not supporting the family.

11.   MISSING EMPLOYEE
Cases of missing employees are also covered under the scheme for compassionate appointment subject to the following conditions:-
11.1.     A request to grant the benefit of compassionate appointment can be considered only after a lapse of at least 2 years from the date from which the Employee has been missing, provided that:
(i)           an FIR to this effect has been lodged with the Police,
(ii)          the missing person is not traceable, and
(iii)         the competent authority feels that the case is genuine;
11.2.     This benefit will not be applicable to the case of an Employee:-
(i)     who had less than two years to retire on the date from which he has been missing; or
(ii)    who is suspected to have committed fraud, or suspected to have joined any terrorist organisation or suspected to have gone abroad.
11.3.     Compassionate appointment in the case of a missing employee also would not be a matter of right as in the case of others and it will be subject to fulfilment of all the conditions, including the availability of vacancy, laid down for such appointment under the scheme;
11.4.     While considering such a request, the results of the Police investigation should also be taken into account; and
11.5.     A decision on any such request for compassionate appointment should be taken only at the level of the Chairman & Managing Director of the Bank.”

12.       PROCEDURE

a)        The prescribed proforma may be used by the bank for ascertaining necessary information and processing the cases of compassionate appointment.
b)        The Officer from the Staff Welfare Department of the Bank should meet the members of the family of the employee in question immediately after his death to advise and assist to them in getting appointment on compassionate ground.  The applicant should be called in person at the very first stage and advised in person about the requirements and formalities to be completed by him/her.
c)         An application for appointment on compassionate ground should be considered by the Committee of officers consisting of three officers; one Chairman and two members in the rank of Deputy General Manager/Assistant General Managers.  The Officer from the staff welfare department may also be made one of the members of the Committee, depending upon his rank.  The Committee may meet during the second week of every month to consider cases received during the previous month.  The applicant may also be granted personal hearing by the committee, if necessary, for better appreciation of facts of the case.  The recommendation of the committee should be placed before the Competent Authority for a decision.  If the Competent Authority disagrees with the committee’s recommendation, the case may be referred to the higher authority for a decision. 

13. UNDERTAKING FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE FAMILY OF THE DECEASED EMPLOYEE

The person appointed on compassionate grounds under the Scheme, should give an undertaking in writing (as in Annexure) that he/she will maintain properly the other family members who were dependent on the deceased employee in question, and in case it is proved subsequently (at any time) that the family members are being neglected or are not maintained properly by him/her, his or her appointment may be terminated forthwith.  This clause should be incorporated as one of the conditions in the offer of appointment applicable only in the case of appointment on compassionate ground.

14.  REQUEST FOR CHANGE IN POST/PERSON

When a person has been appointed on compassionate ground to a particular post, the set of circumstances, which led to such appointment should be deemed to have ceased to exist.  Therefore –

a)     He/she should strive in his/her career like his/her colleagues for future advancement and any request for appointment to any higher post on considerations of compassion should invariably be rejected.
b)   An appointment on compassionate ground cannot be transferred to any other person and any request for the same on consideration of compassion should invariably be rejected.

15.  SENIORITY

A person appointed on compassionate ground in a particular year may be placed at the bottom of all the candidates recruited/appointed through direct recruitment, promotion, etc. in that year, irrespective of the date of joining of the candidate on compassionate ground.

16.  TERMINATION OF SERVICE

The compassionate appointment can be terminated on the ground of non-compliance of any condition stated in the offer of appointment after providing an opportunity to the compassionate appointee by way of issue of show cause notice asking him/her to explain why his/her services should not be terminated for non-compliance of the condition(s) in the offer of appointment and it is not necessary to follow the procedure prescribed in the Disciplinary Action and Procedure therefor.

In order to check its misuse, the power of termination of service for non-compliance of the conditions in the offer of compassionate appointment should vest only with the CMD of the Bank.

17.  GENERAL

i)       Appointment made on grounds of compassion should be done in such a way that persons appointed to the post do have the essential educational and technical qualifications and experience required for the post consistent with the requirement of maintenance of efficiency of administration.

ii)      It is not the intention to restrict employment of a family member of the deceased or medically retired sub-staff employee to an erstwhile sub-staff post only. As such, a family member of such erstwhile sub-staff employee can be appointed to a clerical post for which he/she is educationally qualified, provided a vacancy in clerical post exists for this purpose.

iii)     An application for compassionate appointment should, however, not be rejected merely on the ground that the family of the employee has received the benefits under the various welfare schemes.  While considering a request for appointment on compassionate ground a balanced and objective assessment of the financial condition of the family has to be made taking into account its assets and liabilities (including the benefits received under the various welfare schemes mentioned above) and all other relevant factors such as the presence of an earning member, size of the family etc.

iv)    Compassionate appointment should be made available to the person concerned if there is a vacancy meant for compassionate appointment and he or she is found eligible and suitable under the scheme.

v)     Requests for compassionate appointment consequent on death or retirement on medical grounds of erstwhile sub-staff may be considered with greater sympathy by applying relaxed standards depending on the facts and circumstances of the case.

vi)    Compassionate appointment will have precedence over absorption of surplus employees and regularization of temporary employees.

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44 comments:

NIKKU said...

MY FATHER DIED ON 13/12/2012 BUT I DIDN'T TAKE EX-GRATIA SCHEME CAN I GET COMPANSSIONATE GROUND APPOINTMENT?

sumit mishra said...

My father died on July 2003.Can I get compassionate ground scheme?There r no earning member in my family.My mother is sufferring from cancer also.pls help me

sajithprabhan said...

MY FATHER DIED ON JUNE 2009 WITH HEARCTATTCK ON DUTY.CAN I GET COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT SCHEME?

Sunil Nayak said...

Its a very good decision taken my our new govt bt the question is what would b abt the past cases for whom this demand was raised . Iba has mensioned that the scheem is applicable from 5th august bt what about the past deceased family who has sufferd with a serious financial problem. I think iba and our govt sould take a positive decision

BIRAJ THAPA said...

shall all the facilities which all the staffs are geeting will be given to all the dependent family members

Patha Bhattacharjee said...

sir i face a problem.i know that govt approves compassionate appoinment in PSBs,effect from 5th august 2014 but my father died on 2nd august 2008, old,,so please sugest me what i can do for this circular ,pls help me

Vipul kumar said...

what about the past cases, IBA should take up the issue and at least last five years cases should be considered for appointment, option should be given for return of Ex-gratia amount with interest to bank in leiu of compassionate appointment.

ajay agarwal said...

sir my father death in Bly 1998 POST IN SBI NY FAMILLY ARE VERY TIGHT POSITION BUT BANK ARE NOT PROVED THE SERVICE FOR FINANCIAL STATUSB NY FATHER SUSPENSATION IN 1997 AFTER DEATH REVOK TEE SUSPENSATION AGINST GO TO CGIT LKO THROUGH ASSOSTIAN CASE IS PANDING PLESE SUGUEST WHAT I CAN DO FOR THIS CIRCULAR PLESE HELP ME

Gk said...

MY FATHER DIED ON 18/09/2012 WITH HEARCTATTCK ON DUTY.CAN I GET COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT SCHEME?

Ankur Agarwal said...

my father died due to heart failure on 15 may 2007 in the service of the bank,i havent taken the exgratia,can i get the compassnte appointment in the bank but the circular is unfavourable for us.The IBA and GOVT should think about the past cases also...

RAJEEV SINGH said...

MY HUSBAND DIED DUE TO LUNGS CHOKE ON 15TH APRIL 2009 IN THE SERVICE OF THE BANK OF INDIA...MY FAMILY IS IN VERY BAD CONDITION , I HAVENT TAKEN THE THE EXGRATICA, CAN I GET THE COMMPASIONATE APPOINTMENT. THE BANK SHOULD THINK ABUT ME.

USHA DEVI

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Anonymous said...

SIR What about the COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT of the persons who died before 05-08-2014???
please take these persons also into consideration because this is natural injustice to them.Atleast those persons who will for the compassionate appointment it must be provided because It would be life giving opportunity to their family

Bhagat said...

It will be total injustice if job is not provided on Compassionate Basis in the past cases (i.e, 2004-2014).

Also as per Government Order under clause 8, 8.2 it is mentioned that banks can provide job even for past five year old cases, but it rests in the hand of Board of Directors.

And if the legal heir is a son, he should not be married to get Compassionate Appointment and for the past cases (2004-2014) many of them may have got married and in this situation there is no much clarity whether they will get job or not on Compassionate Basis.

Even the Top most court given the order that only in financial crisis (where the deceased family is not able to cope up with the daily livelihood) only for them the job should be given, so what is that financial condition since in our nation if a person is earning daily Rs.50/-then he is said to be not poor.

Again the ball will be in the court of Management, so it is very much not sure that justice will prevail.

Who is going to fight for this and I am much sure that Union cannot do much in this…

Anonymous said...

SIR Please Clarify About The Compassionate Appointment For the Cases Before 05-08-2014.
Does Union Pointed This To Government??Is There Any Improvement In the talks About This???...
Sir I Plead To You To the Core To put an Special Detailed Article With The Circular.!!!
Please Please Please Anyone Help Me
It would be a life giving Opportunity For Me !!!Please Sir Please Explain...
Again I plead I hav no One to Guide Pls Explain Sir

Bhagat said...

Dear Friend,

There is no much clarity about the Compassionate Appointment for the cases before 05.08.2014,but as per the Government order released in the month of August-2014,under clause 8,8.2 it is mentioned that they can consider the request of past cases (i.e 5 Year old cases) but with some conditions.

On Sep 17 2014,some of the union did mentioned about this agenda in a meeting with IBA but again in the next meeting they didnt present this as a core issue and they were involved in the Wage revision.

Plz send me the complete drafted letter for your issue by scanning through mail.

My mail id is Bhagathoysala@gmail.com

Even i am in facebook,you can join the group and we will keep on updating and i will forward you the circular to your mail id.

Yours,
Bhagat..

PRITAM ROYCHOUDHURY said...

MY HUSBAND DIED DUE TO ON 21st May 2009 IN THE SERVICE OF THE STATE BANK OF INDIA...MY FAMILY IS IN VERY BAD CONDITION , I HAVENT TAKEN THE THE EXGRATICA, CAN I GET THE COMMPASIONATE APPOINTMENT. THE BANK SHOULD THINK ABUT ME.

KRISHNA ROYCHOUDHURY
PH NO +91-9051093366

Anonymous said...

my father died due to cardiac arrest on 97 march,i havent taken the exgratica can i get the appointement in SBT

ramadevi r said...

sir my dad has been affected with paralysis(right hand and leg) in march 27 2011 . during the retirement time it has been said that if we take retirement on medical grounds the pension which will be sanctioned is less. so we took VRS by mentioning "due my personal reasons". now am i eligible for compassionate grounds appointment

Anonymous said...

Hello Sir,

My father died on 13th Feb 2009 on duty,he was working with Andhra Bank. I applied for compassionate ground job, but they didn't approved at that time. Now this rule has passed. Please tell me how can I apply again for job, whom should I have to contact.

Anonymous said...

Sir my father Worked in SBI Died on 05/08/2014 at the age of 59
do i have a chance for Appointment.

Anonymous said...

my father died on 24 may 2010 and we have taken the ex gratia scheme so can i get the compassionate appointment.

Vineeta Srivastava said...

Sir ,my husband died due to cancer at the age of 32 in Aug 2012 . I have a six year old son and my in laws to take care of .I have availed exgratia last as there was no provision for compassionate appointment .
Can I get compassionate appointment, i m ready to return my exgratia amt.
I need a job for social security and a secured future for my family.
Plz suggest.

Penkar S J said...

My father died in June 2006 at the age of 40. Can I get compassinate appointment?

amit said...

hello, I am Advocate Narmada Prasad Choudhary, Madhya pradesh high Court, Jabalpur, i have specialization in compassionate appointment cases and did many cases in High Court and Supreme Court, if you all have some query regarding compassionate appointment you can contact me over my mobile number 09826165756, 08989146885, email - amittchoudhary@gmail.com.

ANBU RAJ said...

Sir I want to know whether the compensate of appointment is applicable for death has happened in 2005, in state Bank of India.

Thank you

Mary Ratnam said...

sir my age is 34 year and am
eligable for compassionate job or not its urgent.My father died on 1-10-2014 while in service

Prashant Singh said...

Respected Sir,
My father fanish Singh was employee of Purvanchal Bank as officer scale ii. He was suffering kidney deceases last 3 year and he dead last year 12june2014 in SGPGI lucknow. He was 52 year old. Sir my family is suffer in this time and i am not taken exgetia. so please tell to me if it is possible Compassionate Appointment. if yes then what i do. I highly obliged you.


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ajay rawat said...

good morning sir, my self ajay rawat im from dehradun, my father was doing job in union bank of india as post of guard he is suffring from cancer, doctor suggest operation after operation he gone die under 5 days due to septic at the year 2007. he is 53 yr old at that time. his 6-7 yr job left, we dont want exgratia but bank union leder said u take that amount we all fight for those issues, after that we take is 6 lak rupees. we dont want this amount bcz its not a strong support for my family. only permanet job give strong support my family, and my family condition is soo worse, for the year 2007 to till now i send 200-500 letter to my father office about compensiation job, but no reply, now after that G.O i ray of hope is light. so plz help us, i try to return back exgration amount plz give us job.

ajay rawat said...

good morning sir, my self ajay rawat im from dehradun, my father was doing job in union bank of india as post of guard he is suffring from cancer, doctor suggest operation after operation he gone die under 5 days due to septic at the year 2007. he is 53 yr old at that time. his 6-7 yr job left, we dont want exgratia but bank union leder said u take that amount we all fight for those issues, after that we take is 6 lak rupees. we dont want this amount bcz its not a strong support for my family. only permanet job give strong support my family, and my family condition is soo worse, for the year 2007 to till now i send 200-500 letter to my father office about compensiation job, but no reply, now after that G.O i ray of hope is light. so plz help us, i try to return back exgration amount plz give us job.

ajay rawat said...

good morning sir, my self ajay rawat im from dehradun, my father was doing job in union bank of india as post of guard he is suffring from cancer, doctor suggest operation after operation he gone die under 5 days due to septic at the year 2007. he is 53 yr old at that time. his 6-7 yr job left, we dont want exgratia but bank union leder said u take that amount we all fight for those issues, after that we take is 6 lak rupees. we dont want this amount bcz its not a strong support for my family. only permanet job give strong support my family, and my family condition is soo worse, for the year 2007 to till now i send 200-500 letter to my father office about compensiation job, but no reply, now after that G.O i ray of hope is light. so plz help us, i try to return back exgration amount plz give us job.

ajay rawat said...

good morning sir, my self ajay rawat im from dehradun, my father was doing job in union bank of india as post of guard he is suffring from cancer, doctor suggest operation after operation he gone die under 5 days due to septic at the year 2007. he is 53 yr old at that time. his 6-7 yr job left, we dont want exgratia but bank union leder said u take that amount we all fight for those issues, after that we take is 6 lak rupees. we dont want this amount bcz its not a strong support for my family. only permanet job give strong support my family, and my family condition is soo worse, for the year 2007 to till now i send 200-500 letter to my father office about compensiation job, but no reply, now after that G.O i ray of hope is light. so plz help us, i try to return back exgration amount plz give us job.

srikanth aero said...

Everybody please send your below details to
Name, father name / husband name ( late),
Address
Bank and branch name ,mobile number to
Below mail I'd
Cp.appointment@gmail.com
We are collecting all compassionate required people and moving to next step

keerthi chandu said...

Hello sir
Firstly I appreciate your patience response to lots of questions.
We are totally confused with the compassionate appointment in my case as my father expired a couple of week back. So my question is as his son my age 31 can I get this compassionate appointment according to the 2015 rules as the details are death due to heart attack and His joining date was 1979 and retirement is on 2020 designated as special assistant (cash) in SBI and my qualification is Diploma in fire & safety engineering.
So kindly respond in your free time.
Regards,

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Mahesh Joshi said...

Sir we both me and my wife are psu bank employees can we avail lfc encashment individually plz suggest

Ravi Verma said...

Sir,
Is this rule applicable to gramin banks.

jyoti chaubdar said...

To,
The Respected sir
Sub:- appointment on compensation ground
I am Buddhi Prakash my father was posted at central bank of India branch harnawada shahji Roginal office kota (Raj.)employe no 78890.till his death on 15/7/2003 he was expired form Leaver problem that time. I was minor(below age 18years old)and my mother was also suffering with physically problem and she was unable to join bank duty. So my family could competition ground appointment. That time my family economically conditions was acute weak and present time is suffering with fotott hard ships.
I have appointed time to bank authorities for competition ground not appointment. After attaining my age 18years but i could not get any posting Bank.
My family has not availed any pension form bank and ex-grassia payment.
Please sir
Kindly helped me
Contact no 09785355218

Sumit Mishra said...

Dear members,
We all should come together.we all should raise this matters in court.this is our last hope.union forgot past employees.

Anonymous said...

sir, I am Rajesh shekhawat & My Father Was died in Jun 2006. that time we file my application for JOB in Bank & we try hard to get the JOB but all in vain. my father was died due to a brain disease. bank official told us in there is no circular of job in bank. we meet bank official & told our problem but could not get the solution & at last bank give us some money in replace of compensation job. now in 2014/15 we received verdict from court that bank employee dependent can receive the job but that is applicable from 2014. this is totally wrong. what our fault. after my father death we are suffering economy crisis. In my family no one in Govt jobs. please suggest me what should i do. if we need to go in court i am ready for that.

ANEESHA said...

Good Afternoon Sir/Madam

I would like to share my case with all of you as I am expecting some positive reply from all of you.
Good Afternoon Sir/Madam

I would like to share my case with all of you as I am expecting some positive reply from all of you.

My father was working in OBC Bank as a manager posted at Bathinda Punjab. On 21/1/14 around 11.30 am my father got unconsious while on bank duty and he was brought to hospital by the other employees of the bank. On 30 jan 2014, in the hospital he was declared dead by the doctors. During my fathers death, I was in 10th class. We have applied for the job but in return we got the reply, that there is some policy of the government that bank employees who died on duties after 5.8.2014 can only apply for the job. Moreover, we did not receive any ex-gratia or we have been given only 50% pension. But someone has told us the employees who died on duty, their dependents are eligible for the job and 100% salary till the retirement date and 100% pension afterwards. Your views and reply would be really appreciable.
Regards Aneesha

Bargavi Srinivasan said...

MY FATHER DIED ON DECEMBER 2015 WITH KIDNEY FAILURE ON DUTY BUT I AM MARRIED.CAN I GET COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT SCHEME?

Sathish Ganesh said...

My Mom was doing sathunavu ayamma job and died in service period which is on 21/12/2008. And I'm still not married so can i apply Compassionate Appoinment, if so to whom i need to contact and which department since I'm not clear Sathunavu Ayamma job comes under. And also provide me the document list that we need to submit.

Thanks much in Advance!

vinay kumar said...

Sir my father is a indianbank employee died on 07_07_2013 .I don't take exgratia.please guide me.how indianbank consider.
Thank you