Appellant sought employment on compassionate grounds with the M/o Railways - Respondent: Copy of the circular issued by NCR, Jhansi based on the policy for grant of compassionate appointment issued by the DoPT was provided - CIC: Appeal disposed off
Date of Decision: 05/05/2016
O R D E R
The appellant sought information pertaining to recruitment on compassionate grounds. His father was a casual labour who died while in service. However, the appellant was 14-15 years old when his father passed away. The appellant desired to know if he could be recruited on compassionate grounds. CPIO stated in its reply that the appellant’s father’s record are 28 years old and at present they are unable to locate any such records after a lapse of long number of years. FAA stated in its order that the information sought pertains to casual labourers which are 28 years old and that information which is more than 20 years old cannot be provided.
The following were present:
Appellant: Mr. Dhruv Shekhar Rekwar (M: 9993302791);
Respondent: Mr. Anil Kumar Chhapolia, Sr. DPO/NCR Jhansi (M:9794838600);
The appellant stated that he had been pursuing the matter regarding his RTI application with the respondents at the local office at NCR, Jhansi. The basic issue is that his father Late Shri Rajendra Prasad was stated to have been employed as a casual labourer. On 26/09/2001, apparently the then Central Railway (now NCR) Jhansi had issued a list of casual labourers to be regularized. Since his father had expired on 25/04/2000, consequently he could not be considered for the aforesaid benefit. Since the appellant was not an adult at that point, therefore, was not eligible for employment on compassionate grounds. He was given verbal assurances by the respondents that once he attains the eligibility conditions for employment, his candidature could be considered at that time. It was argued that his basic objective is to seek employment with the NCR, Jhansi on compassionate grounds. The representative of the respondent stated that they had provided the necessary information to the appellant on 01/08/2013. It was also contended that the records are 28 years old which could not be traced in their office at this late stage. Vide notification dated 30/8/2001 issued by the Railways, it was decided that all the casual labourers who had completed 120 days of service could be considered for regularization. Since the appellant’s father had worked for less than 120 days and was retrenched in the intervening period and had also expired, his nomination could not be considered as per rules. A reference was also made to the orders issued by the Commission in case no. CIC/BS/A/2013/002984/VS/09969 dated 02/06/2015 wherein the appellant’s mother had filed a similar petition. In the aforesaid matter it was decided by the Commission to provide the necessary information to the appellant within 30 days of the order.
Based on the discussions held during the hearing and the arguments put forth by both the parties it is observed that the information desired by the appellant that is available with the respondents has already been provided. A copy of the circular issued by NCR, Jhansi based on the policy for grant of compassionate appointment issued by the DoPT was also handed over to the appellant during the hearing. Essentially the appellant is aiming to seek employment on compassionate grounds with the M/o Railways for which they were advised to proceed in accordance with their laid down policy. The appeal stands disposed accordingly.
Citation: Mr. Dhruv Shekhar Rekwar S/o Late Rajendra Prasad Jatav v. North Central Railway in Appeal No.CIC/VS/A/2014/000483/BJ