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HC orders Nagaland Police to consider compassionate appointment

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 1: The Kohima Bench of Gauhati High Court has ordered Nagaland Police to consider within 4 months an application for compassionate appointment.
According to the petitioner, Wangnao Konyak, his father died in harness on April 14, 2016 while serving as Un-armed Branch Constable in Nagaland Police. Consequently, he approached the authorities concerned for appointing him to any suitable post in the Department on compassionate ground.
“Assurance was given to the petitioner for giving him appointment. However, as no positive steps were taken by the authorities, the petitioner made a representation on May 6, 2022 to the Director General of Police, Nagaland, praying for appointment as a Constable on compassionate ground”, stated an order issued by Justice LS Jamir on September 30.
“As the matter pertains for consideration of the petitioner for appointment on compassionate ground, this Court does not find it necessary to keep this writ petition pending. Accordingly, this writ petition is dispose of by directing the respondents concerned to consider the case of the petitioner strictly in terms of the revised compassionate appointment scheme for State Government employees who die in harness notified vide Office Memorandum dated September 17, 2015 issued by the Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department (Administrative Reforms Branch), Government of Nagaland, within a period of 4 (four) months from the date of receipt of a certified copy of this order.
“It is made clear that while considering the case of the petitioner, the seniority of the petitioner’s application shall also be considered”, the order read. (Page News Service)

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