Appointment on Compassionate Grounds – Acquisition of higher qualification
Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
RBE No. 100 /2019
New Delhi, dated 19.06.2019
The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways & PUs etc.
Sub: Appointment on Compassionate Grounds – Acquisition of higher qualification
The demand of both recognized staff Federations regarding review of Board’s letter of even number dated 15.6.2007 issued under RBE No. 88/2007) and restoration of Board’s letter dated 02.4.2004 issued under RBE No. 75/2004 on the subject captioned above has been under consideration.
The matter has been examined and in supersession of Board’s letter dated 15.6.2007 (RBE No. 88/2007), it has now been decided with the approval of Board (MS) that:
(i) If the candidate is a major at the time of death/medical invalidation of the ex-employee and is already admitted to a course, then he/she shall be allowed to complete that course (subject to a maximum limit of 5 years for completion of the course) provided he/she takes due permission of the Railway Administration.
His/her candidature for compassionate appointment would be considered according to the qualification so acquired.
Pursuing of a course other than that to which the candidate had already been admitted into at the time of death/medical invalidation of the late/ex-employee will not be allowed/ counted for this purpose.
(ii) If the candidate is minor at the time of death/medical invalidation of the late/ex-employee, but at the time of his/her attaining majority, he/she is already admitted to/ pursuing a course, he/she be allowed to complete that course (subject to a maximum limit of 5 years for completion of the course) on taking due permission from the administration.
His/her candidature for CG appointment would be considered according to the qualification so acquired.
(iii) Provided that in situations covered under both (i) and (ii) above, where the course of study spills over beyond the academic year in which the date of death/medical invalidation occurred, the eligibility for CG appointment consideration would be limited to posts below Level-7 (GP Rs.4600).
2. Past cases decided otherwise need not be reopened.
3. The above provisions are in the context of acquisition of higher qualification beyond the minimum qualification required for Level-1. Extant provisions will hold good as regards minimum qualifications for considering CG appointment for Level-1 posts.
(S. Balachandra Iyer)
Exe. Director Estt.(N)
Source: Railway Board