Compassionate Appointments not a right, only a concession: Madras HC

Meera Emmanuel October 24 2017

The Madras High Court has reiterated that compassionate appointments provided to family members of deceased public servants cannot be claimed as a matter of right. Further, it has been emphasized that such appointments can only be allowed in indigent circumstances, as a matter of concession.

Justice SM Subramaniam, who rendered the judgment, has also ordered the Tamil Nadu government frame a consolidated instructional scheme for compassionate appointments, in light of the legal principles laid down by the judiciary in various cases.

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