If a government employee dies, a job on compassionate grounds will be given to the wife, if she is alive and seeks an appointment and not the sister of the deceased. The ruling was given by the Allahabad High Court.
A petition filed by Kumari Mohani, the sister of a deceased employee was dismissed by Justice Neeraj Tiwari. Mohani wanted the Court to intervene and help her claim a job on compassionate grounds post her brother’s death.
However, the Court observed that since the petitioner’s brother was married and his wife was still alive and was also seeking a job on compassionate grounds, an appointment will be given to the wife. The sister will not be granted any relief.
The petitioner’s brother had got the job on compassionate grounds post the death of his father, who died in service. The brother had got a job as ‘safai karamchari’, under the Uttar Pradesh Recruitment of Dependents of Government Servants Dying in Harness Rules, 1974.
Now, with the brother losing his life in an accident, while in harness, the sister, that is, the petitioner was claiming an appointment on compassionate grounds. The mother of the deceased and the petitioner had given her consent for the appointment of the latter on compassionate grounds.
However, the Court ruled that the appointment will go to the living wife of the deceased.