The state cabinet proposed an amendment in the rules to allow married daughters of deceased government staffers to seek employment in state departments on compassionate grounds.
The proposal was drafted after the Karnataka high court directed the government to consider a petitioner’s appeal for a job, on December 2020. The High Court ruled that married daughters, too, are entitled to seek employment on compassionate grounds.
Only sons and unmarried daughters of deceased government staffers were considered, earlier for employment under the said conditions.
The Karnataka Civil Services (Appointment on Compassionate Grounds) (Amendment) Rules 2020, was approved by the cabinet.
Rules have also been amended to make guardians of deceased employees’ parents eligible for government jobs.