Hyderabad: Discrimination towards male candidates by way of restraining them from applying for nurse posts is unacceptable under the law and this amounts to a violation of the Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution, the Telangana High Court has ruled.
The ruling was made in response to a writ petition alleging discrimination based on gender in recruitments by the Singareni Collieries Company Ltd.
Justice Ponugoti Naveen Rao said government recruiting agencies cannot take shelter under Rule 22 and 22-A (Special Reservations) of the Telangana State and Subordinate Service Rules, 1996, and exclude anyone in the filling of posts. Unless and until a policy decision is taken to reserve the posts exclusively for some category, the recruiter cannot move forward on the basis of the existing rules, the court stated.
Justice Rao was dealing with a petition filed by Md. Fasiuddin from Godavarikhani of Peddapalli district challenging the employment notification issued by the…