The Kerala government has amended the dependent employment rules under the Compassionate Appointment Scheme. The amendment is aimed at providing financial support to the dependents of deceased government employees and reducing the burden on the government's exchequer.
Before the amendment, only the parents of deceased government employees were eligible for dependent employment under the Compassionate Appointment Scheme. However, the amendment now allows other dependents, such as siblings, children, and spouses, to apply for dependent employment.
To be eligible for dependent employment, applicants must submit an affidavit promising to support the deceased's parents, widow or widower, and dependent children and siblings until they reach the age of majority. This affidavit is intended to ensure that the dependents are not left financially destitute after the death of the government employee.
The amendment is also expected to help reduce the number of lawsuits filed against the government by the dependents of deceased employees. In the past, there have been several cases where dependents have sued the government for failing to provide them with employment under the Retrenchment Compensation Scheme. The amendment is expected to prevent such lawsuits by making it easier for dependents to obtain employment.
The government approved the amendment in July and has now been implemented by issuing a new order. The new order specifies the procedures for applying for dependent employment under the Retrenchment Compensation Scheme.
The Kerala government's decision to amend the dependent employment rules is a welcome development. The amendment will provide much-needed financial support to the dependents of deceased government employees and help reduce the burden on the government's exchequer.
The Compassionate Appointment Scheme is a government program that provides financial compensation to employees who are retrenched from government service.
The scheme also provides for dependent employment for the eligible dependents of deceased government employees.
The amendment to the dependent employment rules is expected to benefit a large number of dependents of deceased government employees.