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Wednesday 26 July 2023

Covid-19 compassionate appointments Guidelines, Schedule

Covid-19 compassionate appointments Guidelines, Schedule provide compassionate appointment to the eligible kith and kin of the deceased Government employee who succumbed to Covid -19 immediately Special dispensation for providing compassionate employment to the eligible dependents of deceased Government employees who succumbed to Covid-19 while harness, in the Village and ward Secretariats - Orders


GAD - Special dispensation for providing compassionate employment to the eligible dependents of deceased Government employees who succumbed to Covid-19 while harness, in the Village and ward Secretariats - Orders issued.


GENERAL ADMINISTRATION (SER.A) DEPARTMENT G.O.Rt.No.1473.  Dated.26.07.2023

 

Read the following:

  1. G.O.Ms.No.687, General Administration (Ser.A) Dept., Dated: 3rd October, 1977.
  2. Memo.No.618/Ser.A/78-11, G.A.D., dated:17th December, 1979.
  3. Memo.No.1083/Ser.A/80-11, General Administration (Ser.A) Department, dated 1st August,1980.
  4. Memo No.1879/Ser.A/80-1, General Administration (Ser.A) Dept., 1st December, 1980.
  5. Cir Memo No.1512950/Ser.A/2021, Dt.21.10.2021.
  6. U.O. Note No.1249673/PC-TA/2020-3, Dt.09.01.2022.
  7. G.O.Rt. No.91, G.A.(Ser.A) Dept., Dt.18.01.2022.
  8. From the Addl. Secretary to CM Note dt.25.8.2021 together with the representation of the JAC of employees, Teachers, Workers and Retired employees Association, A.P. addressed to Hon'ble C.M., , of A.P. dt.25.08.2021.

In the G.O. first read above permanent relief to the deserving bereaved members of the family of the deceased Government servant has been provided by appointing the spouse of a deceased Government or the dependent children of the deceased Government servant who died in harness, as a social security measure without reference to Employment Exchange. Such appointments should be to the categories of posts whose pay is equal to or less than that of L.D.C., subject to fulfilling certain conditions mentioned therein. In the memo second read above, certain clarifications were issued regarding the eligibility of the candidates who apply for appointment under this Social Security Scheme. In the Memo third read above, it has been made clear that request for compassionate appointments in cases which violate the conditions stipulated in the scheme should not be entertained, as indiscriminate compassionate appointments in the cases of the dependents of the deceased Government servants who die in harness will deprive other equally deserving poor families in securing jobs. In the Memo fourth read above, instructions were issued to consider the dependents of the deceased Government Servants for appointment in the office in which the deceased was working or in any other office under the administrative control of that Department, if there is no vacancy in the former.

 

In the reference 5th read above, instructions were issued to provide compassionate appointment to the kith and kin of those who have succumbed to COVID- 19 in the first instance and to complete the exercise before 30-11-2021.

 

Further, in the G.O. 7th read above, orders were issued that the eligible dependents of Government employees who were front line workers and who expired due to Covid-19 while in harness, shall be provided compassionate appointment in the available vacancies in the Village of and Ward Secretariats, subject to fulfilling the other conditions  compassionate appointment.

 

In the reference 8th read above, JAC of employees, Teachers, Workers and Retired Employees Associations, AP has stated that several Government employees including the front line warriors expired during the 1St and 2nd wave of Covid-19 across the State but due to non availability of roster points/vacancies, several applications were kept pending by the Collectors. The Association has requested the Government to issue necessary instructions to the Collectors/concerned Officers to provide compassionate appointment to the eligible kith and kin of the deceased Government employee who succumbed to Covid -19 immediately. If sufficient vacancies / roster points are available, then to create equal number of supernumerary posts (more than 5 also in each district duly relaxing relevant government orders as a one- time measure and also to conduct one special drive to clear all pending applications for appointment on compassionate grounds.

 

Government have obtained the following information regarding number of employees died due to Covid -19, number of requests received, number of compassionate appointments provided, number of pending cases and also ineligible cases:-

Information
received from

Total
Deaths

Total
Applied

Appointm
ents Provided

Pending Applications

Ineligible/ex-gratia/not interested

Departments

1944

1818

1007

728

728

District Collectors

330

301

193

108

108

Universities

83

76

55

9

9

Corporations & Societies

560

549

233

304

304

Grand Total

2917

2744

1488

1149

107

 

In this regard Government consider that, various flagship programmes are being implemented in the State and observed that a large number of vacancies are available in Village and Ward Secretariats. Further vacancies of VROs, Panchayath Secretaries, Welfare Assistants are also existing. In order to effective implementation of the programmes, there is a need to fill up the vacancies in various categories of Posts in the Village and Ward Secretariats. It is observed that, some of the dependents of the deceased are possessing qualifications of General Degree and professional qualifications like B. Tech, Nursing etc., and they can be accommodated in the suitable posts with those

 

Government, therefore consider that a special drive shall be undertaken in the State to clear all the pending applications for compassionate appointments to the eligible dependents of Government employees who succumbed to Covid-19 and consider them to appoint in the vacancies of Village and Ward Secretariats as a one time measure.

 

Government after careful examination of the matter hereby direct all the Special Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, Secretaries, Ex-Officio Secretaries, HoDs and the District Collectors/Competent Authorities that all the compassionate applications pending as on date of the eligible dependents of deceased Government employees who succumbed to Covid-19 while in harness shall be processed and issue appointment orders on compassionate grounds and post them as per their qualification in the existing vacancies of various posts of Village and Ward Secretariats, as a one time measure and subject to the following conditions:-

  • All the existing conditions stipulated in various G.Os, Memos in respect of age, education qualification and time limit for submission of application by the Spouse/dependents and minor children shall be
  • All the compassionate appointments shall be in vacancies of various categories of posts in Village/Ward Secretariats.
  • To extent possible Rule of Reservation, roster points shall be followed to fill up the vacancies. If Roster points are not matched with the community of the applicant, the vacancies may be filled irrespective of Roster Points and equal number of such roster points shall be kept apart and filled in future with concerned category in relaxation of existing
  • The candidates who are having qualification of education and technical qualification may be considered to appoint in the relevant post for which the said qualification is prescribed.
  • The appointment orders once issued shall be final and the candidate shall join the post within 30 days from the date of issue/receipt of order by the candidate. If the candidate declined the post or not joined within the said time for which he/she has been appointed will be considered that it shall be treated that there are no compelling reasons of poverty for the applicant and the appointment order issued to him/her on compassionate grounds stands cancelled and no further claim of the applicant shall be entertained in future.
The details of posts in Village and Ward Secretariat vacancies, qualifications are specified in the Annexure-I to this order.

In respect of Corporation/Cooperative Society/Public Sector Undertakings/Local Bodies (i.e. Municipalities, Municipal Corporations, Zilla Parishads, Mandal Paraja Parishads, Gram Panchayats) who have adopted the scheme of compassionate appointments, they are informed that the dependents are not eligible for compassionate appointment in the Government Departments and they have to be appointed only in their respective Office/Organization as per their rules. They shall take necessary action accordingly during the special drive.

The concerned Secretaries of the Secretariat Departments shall issue necessary instructions accordingly to the Corporation/Cooperative Society/Public Sector Undertakings/Local Bodies (i.e. Municipalities, Municipal Corporations, Zilla Parishads, Mandal Paraja Parishads, Gram Panchayats).

 

The following time lines shall be followed:


(i)  Scrutiny of application: 17:08.2023

(ii) Issue of appointment orders: 24.08.2023

(iii)Submission of compliance report to Govt. in the format at Annexure- II : 30.09.2023


All the Special Chief Secretaries, Principal Secretaries, Secretaries, E.O. Secretaries, HoDs and the District Collectors/ Competent Authorities shall take further action in the matter accordingly.


Download G.O.Rt.No.1473 Dated.26.07.2023

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