Compassionate appointment can be granted to children from second wife: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court held that policy for compassionate appointment, which has the force of law, must not discriminate on any of the grounds mentioned in Article 16(2), including that of descent.
Justice Ravindra Bhat, Justice UU Lalit and Justice PS Narasimha
Justice Ravindra Bhat, Justice UU Lalit and Justice PS Narasimha

The Supreme Court on Thursday held that condition imposed by a Railway Board circular that compassionate appointment cannot be granted to children born from the second wife of a deceased employee is discriminatory [Mukesh Kumar vs Union of India].

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