Exempted Categories under West Bengal Regulation of Recruitment Act, 1999

A near relation of the deceased employee may be considered for employment on compassionate ground only when the son/ daughter/ wife of the deceased employee cannot be considered for employment owing to minor age or oilier disabilities.

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Government of West Bengal
LABOUR DEPARTMENT

No. 301-EMP/1M-10/2000. Dated 21st August 2002.

NOTIFICATION

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (a) of section 3 of the West Bengal Regulation of Recruitment in State Government Establishments and Establishments of Public Undertakings, Statutory Bodies, Government Companies and Local Authorities Act, 1999 (West Bengal Act XIV of 1999), the Governor is pleased to declare following categories of persons as exempted categories for the purpose of the aforesaid Act:-

1. Dependants of employees dying in harness

A solely dependant wife/ son/ daughter/ near relation of an employee who dies in harness leaving his family in immediate need of assistance.

A near relation of the deceased employee may be considered for employment on compassionate ground only when the son/ daughter/ wife of the deceased employee cannot be considered for employment owing to minor age or oilier disabilities. In such a ease the employment of a near relation of the deceased employee may be considered only for providing assistance immediately needed by the family left behind by the deceased.

2. Dependants of employees retiring incapacitated

A solely dependant son/daughlcr/ncar relation of an employee who is disabled permanently or otherwise incapacitated rendering him unfit to continue in service and whose family is in need of immediate assistance.

A near relation of an employee, retiring incapacitated, may be considered for employment on compassionate ground when the son/ daughter/ wife of that employee cannot be considered for employment owing to minor age or other disabilities. In such a ease the employment of a near relation of that employee may be considered only for providing assistance immediately needed by the family of that employee.

3. Persons belonging to the families of land losers

Candidates hailing from families who might have been uprooted from their places of residence due to acquisition of homestead land by the Government or whose main source of income is substantially affected due to loss of agricultural land as a result of the land in question being acquired by the Government for public purpose shall also be covered in this category.

Only one member from an uprootcd/affcctcd family shall be eligible for consideration against vacancies reserved for the exempted categories. This beneficiary should be either an awardee of compensation for acquisition of land or a member of the family of the awardee.

This shall be applicable only in respect of eases where the land in question has been acquired by the State Government on or after 17th October 1977.

4. Ex-Census Employees

(a) Ex-Census employees who worked in connection with 1981 Census Operation and who had put in at least six months’ continuous service under the Director of Census Operations. West Bengal.

(b) Ex-Census Enumerators/ Supervisors of 1981 Census Operations and 1991 Census Operations holding authentic “Experience Certificate” issued by the Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal or any other competent authority duly authrorised by the said Directorate.

(c) Persons holding ‘Discharge Certificate’ only shall not be considered for inclusion in the “Exempted Categories” since certificates granted by certain officials in some cases do not conform to the census frame-work communicated by the Directorate of Census Operations, West Bengal.

5. Election job workers/ Enumerators

Election job workers and Enumerators as were engaged in the job during the revision/ preparation of electoral rolls by the Home (C&E) Department between 1979 and 1st June, 2000 and who had put in a total of at least 240 days’ (two hundred forty days) work during the said period.

This supersedes all earlier Circulars and Executive Orders issued from time to time, by the Government of West Bengal in the Labour Department relating to employment of persons belong to the Exempted Categories.

By order of the Governor,

A. M. CHAKRABARTI,
Principal Secy. to the
Govt. of West Bengal

No. 301-EMP dated 21.08.2002, Source

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