Now married daughters eligible for govt jobs under deceased dependent quota in UP
The state cabinet headed by CM Yogi Adityanath has given a nod to the proposal to include “married daughters” in the category of dependents of deceased government officials to be given a government job on compassionate grounds.
In a major development, the Yogi Adityanath government has decided that married daughters of the government officials, who died during their service period, would also be eligible to get a government job under the deceased dependent quota.
So far, the jobs were provided to sons, married sons, and unmarried daughters on compassionate grounds under the deceased dependent quota.
After the green signalling of the proposal, the married daughter of a government official will also be eligible for government jobs under the deceased quota in case of the death of the government official. The proposal was moved as the 12th amendment in the deceased government servants’ rule 2021.
A senior official, however, said that the married daughter will be lower down the order after the deceased’s wife, married/ unmarried son, an unmarried daughter and also if any other member refuses to take up the job
Earlier this year, the Allahabad High Court had maintained that excluding married daughters from the definition of ‘family’ in the rules for appointment on compassionate grounds was ‘unconstitutional’ and in violation of Articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution.
While hearing a petition in January, the high court held that a married daughter was ‘no less eligible‘ for a government job on compassionate grounds than her married brother or unmarried sister.
The court was hearing a petition filed by one Manjul Srivastava, who had challenged a June 2020 order of Prayagraj district basic education officer, rejecting her claim to the appointment on compassionate grounds following her father’s death during his service to the state government.
The Centre has also included married daughters in the definition of ‘family’.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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