Compassionate Appointment VI

Lindsay Petroleum Co. v. Prosper Armstrong, (1874) 3 PC 221; Sushma Gosain v. Union of India, (1989) 4 SCC 468; Umesh Kumar Nagpal v. State of Haryana, (1994) 4 SCC 138; Jagdish Prasad v. State of Bihar, (1996) 1 SCC 301; Haryana State Electricity Board v. Hakim Singh, (1997) 8 SCC 85; State of Haryana v. Ankur Gupta, AIR 2003 SC 3797; State of Jammu and Kashmir v. Sajad Ahmed Mir, AIR 2006 SC 2743; I.G. (Karmik) v. Prahalad Mani Tripathi, (2007) 6 SCC 162; Mumtaz Yunus Mulani v. State of Maharashtra, (2008) 11 SCC 384; State Bank of India v. Surya Narain Tripathi, (2014) 15 SCC 739; State of Himachal Pradesh v. Shashi Kumar, (2019) 3 SCC 653; Malaya Nanda Sethy v. State of Orissa, AIR 2022 SC 2836.

A provision for compassionate appointment is to enable the family of a deceased to get over a sudden financial crisis. A compassionate employment cannot be claimed or offered after a lapse of time and after the crisis is over. It is improper to keep such a case pending for years.

The sense of immediacy has been lost in present case.

– Hon’ble Justice B.V. Nagarathna, State of West Bengal v. Debabrata Tiwari, [Civil Appeal No. 8842-8855 of 2022].