of Manipur & Ors Vs. Smt. A. Ongbi Memcha Devi & Anr  INSC 220
(17 April 1995)
K. Ramaswamy, K. Hansaria B.L. (J)
1995 SCC (4) 210 1995 SCALE (3)608
O R D
appeals by special leave arise from the judgment and order dated 22.2.1994
passed in Civil Review Application No.17 of 1993 in C.R. No.97 of 1991 and CR
97/91 of the High Court of Gauhati at its Bench at Imphal. One, A. Raghumani
Singh, was appointed in the service of Manipur State and he died in harness. Therefore,
his widow Smt. Arambam Ongbi Memcha Devi, was appointed as L.D.C. on 1.1.1974
on compassionate grounds and she was promoted as U.D.C. on October 13, 1981. In 1991, she filed a writ petition
in the High Court for direction to appoint her brother-in law on compassionate
grounds. The writ petition was allowed by the High Court in Civil Rule No.97 of
1991, against which a Review Petion was also dismissed. Thus, these two appeals
by special leave. Though time was taken for filing counter by the respondent,
no counter has been filed.
brother is not a dependent of the deceased employee who died in harness. Since
on compassionate grounds, the widow has already been appointed and she has been
continuing in serviced they cannot claim further employment on the basis of the
death of the employee in harness. The High Court was, therefore, not correct.
appeals are accordingly allowed. The orders of the High Court are set aside. In
the facts and circumstances no costs.