Compassionate Appointment II

It is trite to say that there cannot be any inherent right to compassionate appointment but rather, it is a right based on certain criteria, especially to provide succor to a needy family. This has to be in terms of the applicable policy as existing on the date of demise, unless a subsequent policy is made applicable retrospectively [State of Gujarat v. Arvindkumar T. Tiwari, (2012) 9 SCC 545].”

Hon’ble Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, State of Madhya Pradesh v. Amit Shrivas, [Civil Appeal No. 8564 of 2015].