Appointments on compassionate ground are those appointments that can be made to the dependents of Railway servants.
Who lost their lives in the course of duty. Or die in harness, Or became crippled while in service. Or medically incapacitated or de-categorized Or dues to sickness like heart troubles, cancer. Or such a diseases where no alternative appointment on reasonable emolument could be offered. Due to such incidents the appointment that are given to family member of deceased Railway employees are called as appointments on compassionate ground.