Norms for compassionate appointment in Delhi Police relaxed

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Norms for compassionate appointment in Delhi Police relaxed

Tuesday, 31 January 2023 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Lieutenant Governor (LG) Vinai Kumar Saxena has relaxed the norms for compassionate appointments in the Delhi Police by overruling an earlier decision of the force to reject three beneficiaries, who were overage by five or six months, and granting approval to their appointments.

The applications for the appointment of the three beneficiaries on compassionate grounds -- Rakesh Kumar for the post of constable (driver), Ajay Kumar for the post of constable (driver) and Jitendra Bhadoria for the post of constable (executive) -- were rejected by the Delhi Police on the ground of the candidates being overage, a Raj Niwas official said.

However, the Lt Govrnor, exercising the power under rule 30 of the Delhi Police (Appointment and Recruitment) Rules, 1980, relaxed the prescribed age criterion and directed for the issuance of appointment letters to the three beneficiaries, the official added.

Of these three applicants, Rakesh Kumar and Ajay Kumar had appealed to the Lt Governor seeking age relaxation of 05  months each while the other beneficiary Jitendra Bhadoria had sought 06 months age relaxation.  The Lt Governor while granting age relaxation underlined that the deceased police personnel have left behind widows, old age parents, young children and unmarried daughter, and it was important and in interest of natural justice that such factors, including the families financial conditions are taken into consideration while deciding cases of compassionate appointment.

The LG while deciding these applications also noted that a large number of posts reserved for appointment on compassionate ground were lying vacant.  LG was informed that 115 posts of Constable (Executive) and 28 posts of Constable (Driver) were vacant against whom the LG allowed these 03 appointments.

Late Devender (Constable), brother of applicant Rakesh Kumar, died on 07.01.2015 at a young age of 25 years leaving behind dependent old aged parents and brother (Rakesh Kumar).

Late Dharampal, Ex. ASI (Exe), father of applicant Ajay Kumar, died on 14.12.2019 leaving behind a dependent  widow and a son (Ajay Kumar).

Late Raghubir Singh, Ex. ASI, father of applicant Jitendra Bhadoria died on 21.03.2020 leaving behind a dependent widow, an unmarried daughter and a son (Jitendra Bhadoria).

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