Ambala: Northern Railways has empowered the Ambala Division Railway Manager (DRM) to grant employment on compassionate grounds, which will lessen the problems of family member of a deceased employee of Ambala Railway Division in getting job.

Earlier, only zonal headquarters had the right to grant employments on compassionate grounds. At present, 362 applications for jobs on compassionate grounds have been pending in Delhi headquarters of the Northern Railways.

Meanwhile, the Indian Railway Board has made some changes in its policy of providing job on compassionate grounds. According to new norms, only tenth pass out dependent of deceased employees would be liable for job on compassionate grounds.