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Married women eligible for die-in-harness job
  • The Statesman
  • 08 Dec 2013
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Mumbai, 7 Dec: In an important judgment, the Bombay High Court has ruled that a married daughter is equally entitled
to a government job on compassionate grounds on father's demise.
Giving job to unmarried daughters of government servants but denying the same
benefit to married daughters violates the right to equality, right
to equality of opportunity in matters of public employment and right to life which are enshrined in the Constitution, the court said.
The court was hearing a petition filed by 29-year-old Swati Kulkarni against Maharashtra Irrigation Department's decision to reject her claim for a job on compassionate grounds after her father's demise. The department had cited a 1994 Government Resolution.  pti

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