Married Daughter can claim Father’s Job: Karnataka High Court

Team SoOLEGAL 18 Dec 2020 3:11pm

Married Daughter can claim Father’s Job: Karnataka High Court

On Tuesday, 15th December, 2020, Karnataka High Court while hearing a case Smt. [1]Bhuvaneswari V. Puranik Vs. The State of Karnataka  held that after the marriage, married daughters remain a daughter of their parents, hence, they are also entitled to get employment on compassionate grounds. A petition was filed before the High Court where the petitioner had stated that, her application for a job on the basis of compassionate grounds was rejected on the ground that the petitioner is married.

The petitioner had stated that, her father used to work as a secretary in the office of Agricultural Produce Marketing Company and he died in 2016. The petitioner had applied for a job on compassionate grounds but her application was rejected by the joint director of the department. The petitioner challenged the order in the High Court, alleging that it was discriminatory. Justice M. Nagaprasanna was hearing the plea and had held that, the exclusion of married daughters from the word 'family' under the Karnataka Civil Services (Appointment on Compassionate Grounds) Rules of 1996 was unlawful, discriminatory and unconstitutional, and the rules that specified only an unmarried daughter was considered a member of the family, were repealed.

The Court was of the view that, there is no difference between a married son and a married daughter. If a son after marriage is eligible to get a job on compassionate grounds then a daughter is also entitled to get a job on compassionate grounds after her marriage. The High Court ordered the Government to consider the petitioner's appeal for work in one of its departments.

Tagged: Karnataka High Court   Daughter marriage   High Court   Justice M. Nagaprasanna   Karnataka Civil Services  
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