Raipur: Over 2069 eligible applicants of 44 departments have been given compassionate appointments during last 5 months on the instructions of chief minister Bhupesh Baghel.
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.
In the cabinet meeting held on May 18, 2021, under the chairmanship of chief minister Bhupesh Baghel, the limit of 10 per cent has been relaxed till May 31, 2022, to provide compassionate appointment on Grade-III posts.
This action taken by the departments as per the instructions of the 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 beneficiaries 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, seven in mineral resources department, six in women and child development department, six in law and legislative affairs department, five in commerce and industry department, five in cooperation department, five in Gramudyog department, five in fisheries department, five in medical education department, four in housing and environment department, three in social welfare department, two in commercial tax department, two in transport department, one in commercial tax (registration) department, one in tourism department, one applicant in culture department and one applicant in Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha secretariat has been provided compassionate appointment.