By Citizen Journalist Junaid Akbar
The compassionate appointment rules of Jammu and Kashmir fail to serve the purpose as more than 400 cases of SRO-43 are pending for approval of Governor in the General Administrative Department. It negates the very basis of compassionate appointment as the rules were aimed at providing immediate succour to the affected families.
There are cases pending from last 5 to 6 years which need approval of Chief Minister or Governor in his absence.
“We are suffering due to the inaction of the government. My father passed away in 2012. The case is still pending.”, said one of the applicants.
The PDP-BJP coalition was planning to bring some changes in the policy but due to the death of former Chief Minister, Mufti Mohd Sayeed, and subsequent developments, nothing happened.
Earlier on 10th February 2015, Governor had directed the GAD to review all SRO-43 cases pending in various departments and complete all such cases within the time limit of 120 days.
Under SRO-43, the state government provides jobs to the NOK’s of a government employee who dies in harness or as a result of militancy related actions or due to the enemy actions at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) or at international border within J&K.
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