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Dependents have no vested right to compassionate appointment: High Court of Madras

Chemmalar. S

28 Jun 2022

The division bench of Madras High Court consisting of Justices Vaidyanathan and Mala has Set aside the order of the single judge passed in W.P.No.31311 of 2017 directing the Chennai Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board to grant compassionate appointment. Holding that the appointment on compassionate grounds is not driven by sympathy, but compliance of the parameters laid down by law are essentially to be satisfied, Madras High Court held that there is no vested right to compassionate appointment and such right cannot be exercised at the whim and fancy of the claimant.

The court applied the law laid down by Umesh Kumar Nagpal Vs. State of Haryana and others reported in (1994) 4 SCC 138, Managing Director, MMTC Ltd., and New Delhi and another Vs. Pramoda Dei alias Nayak reported in (1997) 11 Supreme Court Cases 390 in this regard.

Case Title: General Manager v A. Chindamani

Advocates before the Court:

Mr.R.Neelakandan, Additional Advocate General Assisted by R.K.Kalpana for appellants

Mr.K.Raja for Respondent

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