Allow Age Relaxation For Appointment On Compassionate Grounds As Application Was Made Within The Prescribed Time Limit Of One Year: High Court Of Karnataka Directs Lic

Posted On - 16 January, 2024 • By - King Stubb & Kasiva

The Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka allowed a plea in WP No. 31445 of 215 (S-RES) by the petitioner who is son of a former LIC employee for appointment on compassionate grounds. The petitioner’s father had been dismissed from service on August 12, 1990 by LIC, the matter was raised and referred to Central Government Industrial Tribunal cum labour court. Subsequently, the petitioner’s father passed away during the pendency of the proceedings on October 23, 1999. On October 01, 2007, the tribunal accepted petitioner’s claim and set aside the order of dismissal. LIC challenged the award before the High court, which held that the tribunal award passed by the tribunal was justified. The petitioner filed a plea in the Hon’ble High Court for appointment in LIC on compassionate grounds after LIC passed an order rejecting the application for compassionate employment of the petitioner. The Hon’ble High Court opined that petitioner could not have made an application seeking appointment on compassionate ground and even if he had staked a claim for being appointed on compassionate ground, it is obvious that the LIC would not even have considered it, since it had not accepted that its order of termination was wrong. Accordingly, LIC was directed to consider the employment on compassionate grounds to the petitioner and was directed to complete the process within a period of three months from the date of the order.