The 10 percent limit was relaxed in the month of May
All the departments have been directed to take swift compassionate action in the direction
Applicants of 44 departments benefited
Raipur, October 8
On the instructions of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, so far 2069 eligible applicants of 44 departments have been given compassionate appointments during last 5 months.
Considering the circumstances due to the COVID crisis, Baghel had slackened the rules and directed the departments to take swift action in the cases of compassionate appointment. Subsequently, applicants of 44 departments have benefited.
It is noteworthy that in the cabinet meeting held on 18 May 2021 under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, the limit of 10 percent has been relaxed till 31 May 2022 to provide compassionate appointment on Grade-III posts.
This action taken by the departments as per the instructions of Chief Minister has brought relief not only to the families who have lost family members to COVID-19, but also to the families who have been waiting for compassionate appointment for many years. The highest number of applicants i.e. 1293 people have been given compassionate appointment by the School Education Department. Besides, 125 people have been given compassionate appointment in Home (Police) Department, 107 in Public Health and Family Welfare Department, 101 in Forest and Climate Change Department, 75 in Energy Department, 51 in Revenue and Disaster Management Department, 43 in Higher Education Department, Livestock Development Department Compassionate appointments have been given to 33 applicants, 28 in Tribal and Scheduled Caste Development Department, 27 in Public Works Department, 29 beneficiaries have been given compassionate appointment in Water Resources Department.
Similarly, 17 benenficiaries have got appointment on compassionate grounds in Agriculture and Farmers Welfare (Operation Agriculture), 16 in Public Health Engineering Department, 16 in Skill Development, Technical Education and Employment, 16 in Commercial Tax (Excise) Department, 13 in Finance Department, Food and Civil Supplies and Consumers 10 in Protection Department, 10 in General Administration Department, 07 in Mineral Resources Department, 06 in Women and Child Development Department, 06 in Law and Legislative Affairs Department, 05 in Commerce and Industry Department, 05 in Cooperation Department, 05 in Gramodyod Department, 05 in Fisheries Department, 05 in Medical Education Department, 04 in Housing and Environment Department, 03 in Social Welfare Department, 02 in Commercial Tax Department, 02 in Transport Department, 01 in Commercial Tax (Registration) Department, 01 in Tourism Department, 01 applicant in Culture Department and 01 applicant in Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha Secretariat has been provided compassionate appointment.