A woman's brother, who was employed in BESCOM, had died in harness. The counsel contended that "the compassionate appointment is an exception to the rule of equality in public employment."
If a person gets a government job on compassionate grounds following the death of a relative, 25 per cent of their basic salary will be cut and given to their dependents if they fail to protect them.
“The person getting a government job under the scheme is duty-bound to take care of other dependents. The job is given to ensure the welfare of all dependents.