Compassionate appointments to dependent children of postal employees including GDS, who died due to Covid-19 without resort to the restriction of 5% of the vacancies
National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
No. PF/NFPE/Compassionate appointment
Dated – 12.05.2021
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001
Sub: – Compassionate appointments for dependent children of employees of Department of Posts who died in harness after the outbreak of corona covid 19.
We solicit your kind reference to the scheme of appointments on compassionate ground, presently prevailing in the Central Government departments other than Railways. As you are aware, the Government had arbitrarily restricted such appointments to 5% of the vacancies. The aspects of discrimination and absolute un-tenability of the said decision had been the subject matter of discussions at the Standing Committee and National Council meetings of the JCM on innumerable occasions. The said restriction, however, continued for years together imparting injustice and agony to hundreds of deserving candidates.
After the outbreak of corona covid 19 in November, 2019, hundreds of Postal employees died, most of them being afflicted by the deadly disease. In the recent months, due to the second phase of the pandemic, the condition has deteriorated as many are dying due to shortage of medicine, hospital beds, ICUs, Ventilators, oxygen and vaccine doses. The number of deaths occurring have become manifold and the dependent family members of the employees of Department of Posts are in inexpressible agony.
We, therefore, request you to kindly issue necessary instructions to all the heads of circles to provide compassionate appointments to the dependent children of those postal employees including GDS, who died in harness since November, 2019, without resort to the restriction of 5% of the vacancies imposed by the earlier directive in the matter.
We shall be highly grateful for an immediate and favourable response from your end.
(R. N. Parashar)