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Punjab & Haryana High Court on Exclusion of married daughter from compassionate appointment is discriminatory

  • The Punjab & Haryana High Court recently held that the exclusion of a married daughter from compassionate appointment is arbitrary and discriminatory [State of Punjab v. Amarjit Kaur].
  • A Bench of Justices GS Sandhawalia and Harpreet Kaur Jeewan held that rejection of compassionate appointment to a married daughter, simply on the ground of gender, was violative of Articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution.
  • “…a married daughter is shut out from even applying as she would not come within the zone of consideration whether she is dependent or not but exclusion is only on account of gender and it would be patently discriminatory,” the Court held.

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