Punjab govt not to terminate employees who becomes mentally ill during service

Chandigarh/May 14
Punjab government today decided not to terminate the services of employees, who have become mentally ill during the course of service.
A government spokesperson said that directions has been issued to all the departments for not terminating the services of an employee who has become mentally ill during his stint.
“The decision has been taken on the basis of the judicial pronouncements on the issue and no step will be taken without due consideration of suitability of employees to any other post and without properly counseling the employee about his rights,” said the spokesperson.
Punjab government has asked government departments that compassionate assistance scheme was available in the department that contained the provision for giving employment to the dependant of such employees and the concerned departments should take appropriate steps by providing dependant suitable employment.