Right to equality: Rajasthan High Court quashes 1996 government order discriminating against men in appointment to Electricity Board

The court held that the exclusion of men for getting compassionate jobs was based solely on gender discrimination and it also violated the provisions of Rajasthan State Electricity Board Ministerial Staff Regulations.
Rajasthan High court
Rajasthan High court

State cannot discriminate against men, the Rajasthan High Court recently said while quashing an October 1996 order of the Rajasthan State Electricity Board (RSEB) appointing only women as lower division clerk (LDC) under a compassionate scheme [Ashish Arora vs Rajasthan State Electricity Board].

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