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Supandeep Singh v. State of Punjab & Ors. - CWP-20421-2006  RD-P&H 445 (15 January 2007)
C.W.P. No. 20421 of 2006
Date of Decision : 21.12.2006
Supandeep Singh ... Petitioner
State of Punjab and others. .. Respondents
CORAM : HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE J.S. KHEHAR,
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE S.D. ANAND.
Present : Mr. K.P.S. Sandhu, Advocate,
for the petitioner.
J.S. Khehar, J. (Oral)
The petitioner's father Shri Raghbir Singh, died in harness on 09.01.1997. At the time of his death, the petitioner's father was holding the post of Sub Inspector. Soon after the death of the petitioner's father, the petitioner's mother moved an application seeking appointment on compassionate grounds under the ex-gratia scheme of the State Government for one of the members of the family of the deceased. In response to the aforesaid request made by the petitioner's mother, she was addressed a communication dated 13.03.1997 informing her to apply as and when the petitioner attains the age and educational qualifications prescribed.
It is the case of the petitioner, that on acquiring the requisite age and educational qualifications, the petitioner submitted an application for appointment on compassionate grounds. The aforesaid application was recommended by the Additional Director General of Police, Armed Battalions, Jalandhar Cantt. through a memorandum dated 31.03.2006.
Despite thereof, the claim of the petitioner for appointment on CWP No. 20421 of 2006 2
compassionate grounds has been rejected by the Director General of Police, Punjab vide impugned order dated 19.06.2006.
A perusal of the impugned order reveals, that the father of the petitioner died as far back as in January, 1997 and since more than seven years had elapsed, since the death of his father, the petitioner was not entitled to appointment on compassionate grounds.
In view of the decision rendered by the Apex Court, as well as, the instructions issued by the State Government, we find no infirmity in the aforesaid determination at the hands of the Director General of Police, Punjab.
( J.S. Khehar )
December 21, 2006 ( S.D. Anand )
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