This marks a departure from earlier policies, such as those dated May 30, 2014, and September 28, 2018, which provided jobs solely to the dependents of martyrs who were killed in border skirmishes, terrorist attacks, or riots, and were formally declared as martyrs by the Ministry of Defence or Ministry of Home Affairs. The new policy widens the scope of compassionate appointments, acknowledging the diverse range of circumstances under which these heroes have made the ultimate sacrifice for the nation added the notification issued by the Chief Secretary.
The Chief Secretary, Sanjeev Kaushal said that this policy which comes into effect from today will provide an opportunity to one of the eligible family members of a battle casualty to be appointed to a post of Group B, C and D in the Haryana Government.
Kaushal said that this Policy aims to provide support to the bereaved families through compassionate appointments for eligible members of families who have suffered the loss of a battle casualty within the Armed Forces and Central Armed Police Forces. This assistance is extended to those who were residents of Haryana and tragically lost their lives in the line of duty. Additionally, this provision is in addition to other benefits that the family is entitled to from the respective Government of India department.