Smita who is a graduate applied for a job in MSRTC however, in spi-te of repeated followups, there was no progress on her application.
Mumbai: The Bombay high court has directed Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) to consider a job application on compassionate ground.
A division bench of Justice R.M. Savant and Justice K.K. Sonawane was hearing a petition filed by Smita Jamadar who wants to work as clerk/typist on compassionate ground. Smita’s father Rudrappa Jama-dar — who expired on August 2010 when he was on duty — was working with MSRTC as a driver. Smita, her mo-ther and two brothers are the heirs of Rudra-ppa. Smita who is a graduate applied for a job in MSRTC however, in spi-te of repeated followups, there was no progress on her application.
While passing order, the high court referred to a 2013 judgment wherein the court held that disentitling a married daughter from compassionate appointment would create discrimination only on the ground of gender. The court also took note of November 2016 GR which stated married daughters should also be considered for appointment on compassionate ground if they are satisfying other condition requisite for the job.