Candidate suppressing information or giving false information cannot claim the right to continue in service: Supreme Court

The Court was dealing with a plea involving an overqualified candidate, who the court found had deliberately, wilfully and intentionally suppressed the fact that he was a graduate.
Candidate suppressing information or giving false information cannot claim the right to continue in service: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has held that a candidate who suppresses material information cannot claim right to continue in service, observing that such material suppression would have a clear bearing on the character and antecedents of the employee in relation to his continuance in service.”

The Court was dealing with a case involving an over-qualified candidate who had applied for a peon position at a bank while suppressing the fact that he was overqualified (Chief Manager, Punjab National Bank & Anr. vs Amit Kumar Das).

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