Uttar Pradesh makes married daughters eligible for deceased govt employee’s job

Earlier, only the wife of the deceased or a married or unmarried son was considered eligible

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Henceforth, in Uttar Pradesh, a deceased government employee’s married daughter will also be eligible for his/her job. As per the dead dependent quota, earlier, only wives and married or unmarried sons of government employees were considered for the job of the deceased. Married daughters were never considered dependents. Now, however, married daughters have been added to the list of dependents.

The state cabinet has given its nod to a proposal to now include ‘married daughters’ under the ‘dependents’ category so that they can also be considered for a government job of their parent who was a government employee happened to pass away during their tenure.

In January 2021, HRKatha had carried the story of the Allahabad HC ruling that even a married daughter can claim a job on compassionate grounds, just as a married son of a deceased government official who dies while in service.

At the time, the court had held that a married daughter does not become any less eligible for government jobs on compassionate grounds than her married brother or unmarried sister. The bench had said that if the claim of a deceased government employee’s daughter for a job on compassionate grounds is rejected, simply because she is married, it will be considered a violation of the Fundamental Rights under Articles 14 and 15.

However, priority will be given to the wife or married/unmarried son, or unmarried daughter. The married daughter can of course be moved up the priority list, if the others, that is wife, unmarried/married son or unmarried daughter do not take up the job offer for any reason.

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