Married daughters eligible for appointment on compassionate grounds: Allahabad HC
Allahabad High Court in its judgment has made married daughters of deceased government employees eligible for appointments on compassionate grounds in government jobs.
Ruling in this regard was given by a bench comprising Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice Yashwant Verma on a petition filed by a Vimla Srivastava.
The petitioner had challenged the validity of clauses 2C-3 of Uttar Pradesh Recruitment of Government Servants Dying in Harness Rules. The Clause 2C-3 only allowed unmarried or widowed daughters of deceased government employees eligible for appointment on compassionate grounds.
Allahabad High Court Judgment
- High Court held that clause 2C-3 is unconstitutional and violated fundamental rights.
- Observed that when married son could get jobs on compassionate grounds then there is no reason to deny the same to married daughter.
- Pointed out that the exclusion of married daughters violated Article 14 (Right to Equality), Article 15 (prohibition of discrimination on the grounds of sex, religion, caste etc.) and Article 16 (equality of opportunity in matters of public employment)