Relative Merit Points and procedure for compassionate appointments in the Department of Posts

Relative Merit Points and procedure for compassionate appointments in the Department of Posts

Procedure for compassionate appointments in the Department of Posts

No.17-4/2018-SPG.II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dak Bhavan, Parliament Street
New Delhi-110001
Dated the 28th Sep 2020

To

1. All Chief Postmasters General / Postmasters General
2. Chief General Manager, BD Directorate / Parcel Directorate / PLI Directorate
3. Director, RAKNPA / GM, CEPT / Directors of all PTCs
4. Addl. Director General, Army Postal Service, New Delhi
5. All General Managers (Finance) / Directors Postal Accounts /DDAP

Sub: Scheme for compassionate appointment – Relative Merit Points and Procedure for selection.

Madam / Sir,

I am directed to refer to Department of Posts letter No.37-36/2004- SPB-1/C dated 20.1.2010 on the above subject providing for Relative Merit Points and procedure for compassionate appointments in the Department of Posts. The matter has been reviewed keeping in view the instructions issued by Department of Personnel and Training, the changes in various factors for calculating Relative Merit Points and the changes in financial status of the family of the deceased employees consequent upon increase in the terminal benefits.

2. The Relative Merit Points (RMP) for assigning weightage to various attributes of the applicants for compassionate appointment have been reviewed. The revised RMP is based on 100 points of 10 variables with provision of additional 15 maximum bonus points for the applicant if she is the widow of the deceased employee/wife of an employee who has retired on medical grounds. The revised RMP to be applied are as laid down in Annexure 1.

3. Periodicity of CRC meeting: In respect of all applications for compassionate appointments received from January to December of a calendar year, the CRC meeting will be held by all circles once in a year, between January to March of the next calendar year.

4. Cut-Off Date: Date of death or date of retirement on medical grounds will be considered as cut off date for the purpose of assessing the indigent condition of the applicant under RMPS for compassionate appointment.

5. Circle specific vacancy: The vacancies to be utilised by a Circle for compassionate appointment in a year should not be more than 5% of the vacancies in Direct Recruitment Quota in Group C Posts in a year.

6. Place of Posting: As far as administratively feasible, applicant appointed on compassionate grounds will be posted at a place as per preference indicated or near his /her home town or in same division in which the applicant is residing, subject to availability of vacancies.

Also check: Request for relaxation in compassionate appointment – Deaths due to COVID-19 – FNPO

8. Date of effect of these guidelines: These revised guidelines will come into effect from 1st October 2020. Cases recommended by previous CRC to be considered by subsequent CRC will be considered based on these revised point system. All cases closed so far will not be reopened.

9, Instructions issued by DoPT from time to time related to compassionate appointment will continue to be guiding factor while deciding the cases.

10. This issues with the approval of Secretary (Posts).

Yours faithfully,

(G. Rajeev)
Director (Staff)
Tel. No. 23096103

Also read: Reservation in Appointment on Compassionate Ground Group ‘C’ posts

Annexure 1

New Relative Merit Point System (RMPS) for consideration of cases for Compassionate appointments

100 Point Criterion with 10 variables

(i) Basic family pension/ pension/ monthly amount received under NPS (Max 20 Points)

SNSlabsPoints
01Up to 9000/-20
029001/- to 12000/-18
0312001/- to 15000/-16
0415001/- to 18000/-14
0518001/- to 2100012
0621001/- to 24000/-10
0724001/- to 27000/-08
0827001/- to 30000/-06
0930001/- to 33000/-04
1033001/- to 36000/-02
11Above 36000/-00

Note: To be verified from service records and certified by the Divisional/ Regional/ Circle Authorities.

(ii) Lump sum amount received by the family on death/ retirement on medical grounds of the Government servant (DCRG, CGEGIS, GPF/Lump sum amount received under NPS & Leave Encashment) – (Max 10 Points)

SNSlabsPoints
01Up to 300000/-10
02300001/- to 400000/-09
03400001/- to 500000/-08
04500001/- to 600000/-07
05600001/- to 700000/-06
06700001/- to 800000/-05
07800001/- to 900000/-04
08900001 to 100000003
091000001/- to 1100000/-02
101100001/- to 1200000/-01
11Above 1200000/-00

Note: To be verified from service records and certified by the Divisional/ Regional/ Circle Authorities.

(iii) Monthly income of earning member of family and income from property (Max 05 Points)

SNSlabsPoints
01No income05
027500/- or less04
037501/- to 10500/-03
0410501/- to 13500/-02
0513501/- to 16500/-01
0616501/- and above00

Note: To be verified from the documents (like, bank statement, ITR, certificate from Revenue Authorities) and affidavit produced by the applicant and verified by the Divisional/ Regional/ Circle Authorities.

(iv) Immovable/ Movable Property including fixed deposit/ bank deposits /investments etc but excluding the Lump sum amount as mentioned in (ii) above – (Max 05 Points)

SNSlabsPoints
01Nil/-05
02Up to 500000/-04
03500001/- to 1000000/-03
041000001/- to 2000000/-02
052000001/- to 3000000/-01
06Above 3000000/-00

Note: To be verified from the documents/ affidavit/ certificate from Revenue/ Municipal Authorities/ concerned departments etc produced by the applicant and verified by the Divisional/ Regional/ Circle Authorities.

(v) No. of dependents (Max 08 Points)

SNNo. of DependentsPoints
012 and above08
020104
030000

Note: To be verified from service records and certified by the Divisional/ Regional/ Circle Authorities .

(vi) No. of Unmarried Daughters (Max 08 Points)

SNNo. of unmarried daughtersPoint
012 and above08
020104
030000

Note: To be verified from the documents/affidavit/certificate issued by Revenue/ Municipal Authorities produced by the applicant and verified by the Divisional/ Regional/ Circle Authorities.

(vii) No. of Minor Children (Max 08 Points)

SNNo. of minor childrenPoint
012 and above08
020104
030000

Note: To be verified from service records and certified by the Divisional/ Regional/ Circle Authorities.

(viii) Left over Service (Max 14 Points)

SNLeft over servicePoints
01Over 25 Years14
02Over 20 years & up to 25 Years12
03Over 15 years & up to 20 years10
04Over 10 years & up to 15 years08
05Over 05 years & up to 10 years06
06over 02 years & up to 05 years04
07Less than 02 years02

Note: To be verified from service records and certified by the Divisional/ Regional/ Circle Authorities.

(ix) Points for immediate relief (Max 12 Points)

SNAge of casesPoints
01less than 03 years old12
0203 years to less than 06 years08
0306 years to less than 09 years06
0409 years to less than 12 years04
0512 years to less than 15 years02
0615 years and above00

Note: To be verified from service records and certified by the Divisional/ Regional/ Circle Authorities. Age of the case will be worked out from the date of death of employee/ retirement on medical grounds. In case a minor applies for compassionate appointment after becoming major, the period of the case will be counted from the date on which he became a major.

(x) Physically/ Mentally Challenged and chronic disease Cases (Max 10 Points)

SNDescriptionPoints
01If the applicant is a Person with Disability10
02f the dependent family member (other than the applicant) of the deceased’s PWD06
03If the dependent family member of the deceased is suffering from AIDS, Cancer, Kidney failure, heart attack, liver cirrhosis, Organ transplantation of liver/ heart/ kidney , Alzheimer03

Note: The disability as defined by DoP&T for reservation for persons with D1sabilites from time to time for appointment in Central Government will be ensured. Related certificates to be obtained accordingly.

(B) Bonus Points

 Bonus Points to Widow/Wife: In addition to the points allotted under RMP, 15 Bonus points will be allotted to applicant if she is the widow of the deceased employee/ wife of an employee who has retired on medical grounds.

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