Haryana

NEW EX-GRATIA SCHEME FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF GOVT. EMPLOYEES ANNOUNCED, APPLICABLE FROM AUGUST 1, 2019

January 03, 2020 06:24 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Haryana Cabinet which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal, here today accorded approval to the New Ex-gratia Scheme namely the Haryana Civil Services (Compassionate Financial Assistance or Compassionate Appointment) Rules, 2019 for the family members of the Government employees who die or disappear while in service. The new Scheme is to be applicable ex-post facto from August 1, 2019.

In the New Scheme benefit of either compassionate appointment to Group C or D post or monthly financial assistance for a period of 15/12/7 years, depending upon the age of deceased employee, has been allowed. Compassionate appointment under the New Scheme shall be admissible provided the age of deceased employee shall not be more than 52 years; He/She should have completed minimum 5 years regular service and Compassionate appointment shall be given on Group C or D post of pay scale lower than the pay scale last held by the deceased employee.

House Rent Allowance or Government accommodation has been allowed upto two years instead of one year. Other benefits e.g. Children Education Allowance upto 10+2, tuition fee upto Graduation level and fixed medical allowance shall also be admissible. Family of ‘Missing Government employee’ shall now be entitled to get benefit of compassionate financial assistance only after six months from the date of lodging FIR.All loans and advances of Group C& D deceased employees would also be waived off under the revised Scheme as per previous provision.

The family of Govt. employee who is killed in action while displaying bravery and extraordinary courage will be entitled to avail both the benefits of Compassionate Financial Assistance and Compassionate Appointment without any condition of 52 years age or length of minimum 5 years service.

Ex-gratia Grant for the family of deceased Govt. employee has been enhanced from Rs. 25,000/- to Rs. 1.00 lakh which was not revised since last more than 30 years.

House Rent Allowance or Government accommodation has been allowed upto two years instead of one year. Other benefits e.g. Children Education Allowance upto 10+2, tuition fee upto Graduation level and fixed medical allowance shall also be admissible. Family of ‘Missing Government employee’ shall now be entitled to get benefit of compassionate financial assistance only after six months from the date of lodging FIR.
All loans and advances of Group C& D deceased employees would also be waived off under the revised Scheme as per previous provision.

The pending cases, where family had not taken any benefits under the Old Rules may exercise an option to avail the benefit under new Scheme of 2019 or Old Scheme of 2006.

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