According to the announcement of Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the state government has implemented Mukhya Mantri Covid-19 Anukampa Niyukti Yojana for all the regular / permanent workers / work-charged and contingent-paid / daily salaried / ad-hoc / contract / collector rate / outsourced / honorarium government employees / servants employed by it.

On the death of the personnel from Covid infection, an eligible member of their family will be given compassionate appointment in the same type of employment in which the deceased employee was employed as per the provisions laid down in the scheme.

Eligible personnel

All regular / permanent workers / work-charged and contingent-paid / daily wage earners / ad-hoc / contract / personnel of the state working on collector rate whose salary / honorarium / remuneration is payable from the Consolidated Fund of the state. Employees working on outsourced services taken by the departments under the sanction and prescribed procedure, whose remuneration / honorarium etc. are payable from the State’s Consolidated Fund. Employees serving in the commissions, such institutions established by law, whose cent percent establishment expenditure is comparable to the regular establishment item of the state or establishment grant is given for it, will be eligible.

Eligibility conditions

The deceased employees was found to be Covid-19 positive in a valid medical test (RAT / RTPCR) and died during treatment or died of any disease within sixty days of being found positive after recovery. On the date of death, he should be working in the government employment/ government job of. The deceased should be employed full-time in government service.

The eligibility of a family member for compassionate appointment in the scheme will be determined according to the General Administration Department’s Circular 2 of September 29, 2014. There will be no age restriction in giving compassionate appointment to the eligible dependents of the deceased government servant / employee. If any member of the family of the deceased government servant / employee is already employed in the government service or regular service in corporation, board, council, commission etc., he will be ineligible for compassionate appointment. If the death of a government servant / employee occurs during the retirement, reappointment / contractual appointment after completing the superannuation age, then dependents will be ineligible for appointment. Families who are eligible to receive Rs 50 lakh under the Chief Minister Corona Warrior Scheme will not be given the benefit of this scheme.

Duration of scheme

The scheme will come into effect from March 1, 2021 and will remain in force till June 30, 2021. If the employee became Covid-19 positive during the scheme duration, but he / she dies after the completion of the scheme period but within sixty days of being found Covid-19 positive, then he / she will still be eligible for compassionate appointment.

Posts of Compassionate Appointment

In the event of death of an employee working under the scheme, eligible member of his family will be given compassionate appointment in the same type of employment on class-3 (non-executive post) or class-4 or its equivalent posts, depending on the qualifications and eligibility held by him in the type of employment in which the deceased servant was employed.

Type of employment of deceased servant

Type of employment of eligible dependent



Under work charge and contingency

Under work charge and contingency



Daily Wager / Collector Rate / Outsource /




Compassionate appointment process

An application for compassionate appointment will be submitted to the head of the office / head of the department in which the deceased employee was working before his death. The application will be required to be submitted within 4 months from the date of death. In the unavoidable situation, if satisfied with the reasons for the delay, the competent authority will be able to waive the delay for a maximum period of three months for acceptance of the claim. For disposal of compassionate appointment applications, a list of such applicants will be made in the concerned office / department and the order of this will be determined as per the date of death of the deceased employee, i.e. the compassionate appointment will first be given to the dependents of the deceased who have died first while following the reservation rules. Compassionate appointment will be given as far as possible in the same office or department in which the deceased employee was employed before his death. If such a position is not vacant in the establishment of the department, on which compassionate appointment can be given to the family members, then a non-numeric post can be created for it. Appointment made on such non-numeric posts will be adjusted against the vacancy of regular post in future and will be deemed to be automatically terminated if the non-numeric post is vacant due to promotion of eligible dependents and for other reasons.

Permission to create non-numeric posts will be given by a committee constituted by the government. The chairman of the committee will be the Chief Secretary. The committee will consist of Principal Secretary, Finance and Departmental Principal Secretary / Secretary. Additional Chief Secretary, General Administration Department will be the Member Secretary.

The family of the deceased will have to give the name of the member to whom the compassionate appointment is to be given on the affidavit. In the event of granting compassionate appointment to the eligible dependent of the deceased employee, an affidavit will be obtained from that eligible candidate before appointment to the extent that he will take proper care of the other members of the family of the deceased employee. An eligible dependent will be employed as an outsource by the competent authority through an outsourced agency on the basis of his educational qualification.

Competent officer for case approval

Appointment order will be made by the competent officer of the department after the prior approval of the collector of the concerned district in the format prescribed by the office head of the place of his appointment at the time of the death of the service person working in the districts.

The District Collector will review all the cases of compassionate appointment received under this scheme in the district before giving approval, so that the eligible applicant can be given compassionate appointment in the concerned district as far as possible. If the appropriate post is not vacant in any department, then in the other such department of the district, if the post is vacant, the collector will be able to give instructions to give compassionate appointment in other such department. It will no longer be mandatory that compassionate appointment be given in the same department in which the deceased employee was employed.

The concerned department head will be the competent authority in cases of employee posted in the Secretariat / Head of Department offices. On the death of daily wager / collector rate / outsourced / honorarium worker, the collector / competent departmental officer will be the competent authority to employ the eligible member of his family through outsource.

Employment in Semi-Government / Corporation / Board / Institutions

With the approval of their governing body, regular / permanent workers / daily wager / ad-hoc / contractual / outsourced employees working in the Corporation / Board / Institutions / Authority / Universities / Local Bodies of the State Government may be given compassionate appointment in the same institution as per this scheme. These institutions will not be required to send the case to the Collector. In cases of compassionate appointment, the competent authority has given instructions to ensure action within a time-limit of one month.


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