SRINAGAR — In a pivotal move, the Jammu & Kashmir administration has instructed departments to promptly address pending compassionate appointment cases falling within their jurisdiction under SRO-43. This directive emphasizes the immediate settlement of cases where no age or educational qualification relaxations are necessary, and suitable positions exist.
The General Administration Department’s office memorandum advised administrative secretaries to resolve such pending compassionate appointment cases within their departments. It stressed the importance of meticulous diligence and adherence to codal formalities prescribed in SRO-43/1994 and relevant legal provisions.
Departments have been instructed to furnish compliance reports to the GAD fortnightly, detailing the number of cases resolved. Notably, cases within the purview of administrative departments or heads of departments should not be forwarded to the GAD.
SRO-43, initially offering government job opportunities to kin of those affected by conflict-related casualties or deceased government employees, has been replaced by a revised compassionate appointment policy effective from January 1, 2023.