The scheme of compassionate appointments was already operating in State Bank of India and certain other banks before it was abruptly discontinued twisting a Supreme Court judgement for the purpose. State Bank which was the pace setter in regard to introducing the scheme of compassionate appointments in banking industry ironically became the first one to discontinue it. Thanks to Modi government who took the much needed initiative in the matter as a noble cause in the interest of large number of people who might otherwise have suffered for the want of it. The scheme is applicable with effect from the 5th August’2014. May be the set back it may cause to those who claimed their appointment in the bank prior to 5th August’2014 is not taken due care of but it has to continue as a matter yet to be further followed up with State Bank of India, Banking Industry and the Government. More of details on this issue are still awaited and the readers of this blog shall duly be advised of the relevant development when they emerge on the surface.