The Allahabad High Court has directed the Deputy General Inspector of Railway Protection Force (RPF) to take a proper decision and recall the compassionate appointment granted to the daughter-in-law (the respondent) on account of the death of the son of the petitioners.

The Bench of Justice Pankaj Bhatia directed that if the in-laws file an application, the Deputy General Inspector, RPF shall pass requisite orders within three months considering the hardship of the elderly couple as the compassionate appointment was granted for the benefit of legal heirs.

In this case, the elderly couple approached the Allahabad High Court alleging that their daughter-in-law, despite her undertaking, refused to take care of them after an appointment on compassionate grounds on account of their son's death and that they are now facing hardships because of the respondent's neglect.

Advocate Avadh Raj Sharma appeared on behalf of the petitioner and A.S.G.I. Pramod Kumar Singh appeared on behalf of the Respondent.

The Court observed that "Considering the allegations levelled in the writ petition and the fact that compassionate appointment is for the benefit of the legal heirs, the petitioners would be at liberty to approach respondent no.3 by filing an application who shall pass requisite orders considering the hardship of the petitioners and would be entitled to recall the compassionate appointment, if the situation so arises."

Accordingly, the Court disposed of the Writ Petition and held that in case the application is filed, the Deputy General Inspector of Railway Protection Force (RPF) shall pass the necessary order in accordance with the law within a period of three months.

Cause Title- Sudha Sharma & Anr. v. Union of India & 3 others

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