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Married Daughter Eligible For Job In Die-In Harness Scheme: HC

The state government had filed a writ petition before a division bench seeking review of the single bench's order on the die-in-harness scheme.

Married Daughter Eligible For Job In Die-In Harness Scheme: HC
Married Daughter Eligible For Job In Die-In Harness Scheme: HC

A Division Bench of the High Court of Tripura has upheld a single-bench order that a married daughter, who depends on her father's income, is eligible to get a government job in a die-in harness case.


       

The Division Bench of Chief Justice Indrajit Mohanty and Justice S C Chattopadhyay on Tuesday rejected the state government's petition seeking review of the single bench's order on the die-in harness scheme.


       

A single-bench had earlier said that a married daughter, who depends on her father's income is eligible to get a government job under the die-in harness scheme while hearing five separate writ petitions.


       

The state government had filed a writ petition before a division bench seeking review of the single bench's order on the die-in-harness scheme.


       

The division bench rejected the state government’s plea saying depriving the married daughter of die-in-harness benefit is against the spirit of the constitution as well as gender parity.


       

Advocate Harekrishna Bhowmik, who represented one of the five petitioners, on Wednesday termed the judgment as a victory against gender discrimination. 


       

"We have been able to convince the High Court that a government can’t exclude married daughter from availing the benefit under the die-in-harness case. The court asked the government to reverse its decision by next three months to ensure gender parity”, he said. In 2015, the state government, by a notification, barred married daughters from the die-in-harness benefit.

With PTI inputs.

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