CHENNAI: Why is it that a married daughter of a deceased government employee is not eligible for appointment under compassionate grounds while a married son is eligible, Madras high court has wondered.
Ruling in favour of a complainant on Thursday, Justice D Hariparanthaman said: "There cannot be any discrimination between a married son and a married daughter.... Making discrimination between a son and a daughter on the ground of marriage is arbitrary and violative of fundamental right to equality."
The matter relates to a writ petition filed by P R Renuka, stating that her father, an office assistant working in the animal husbandry department, died while he was in service in February 1998. He left behind his wife and three married daughters, besides an unmarried daughter.
Source: The Times of India