Rejection of candidature only on ground of delay in submitting OBC certificate violative of Articles 14, 16: Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court directed the institution that had rejected the candidature of a woman for delaying the submission of OBC-NCL certificate due to pregnancy, to reconsider her candidature for the post.
Kerala High Court
Kerala High Court

The Kerala High Court on Monday ruled that rejection of candidature of a person from Other Backward Class (OBC) category only on the ground of delayed submission of Other Backward Class-Non Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL) certificate will be violative of Articles 14 and 16 of the Constitution (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Vs. Dr. Smitha VS).

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