The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday sought information from the Uttar Pradesh Government and the Police Recruitment Board on a petition seeking appointment on the basis of getting marks more than the cut-off marks of general category women candidates in 31,360 Police Constable Recruitment 2018.
A single-judge bench of Justice Ashwani Kumar Mishra passed this order while hearing a petition filed by Sushma Choudhary. The counsel for the petitioner relied upon a judgment of the Supreme Court in Saurav Yadav vs. State of U.P. and others being Special Leave Petition (Civil), decided on December 18, 2020 and submitted that the petitioner having secured higher marks against cut-off fixed for women is entitled to be considered for appointment.
“It is pointed out that cut-off marks for women in general category is 42.584, whereas petitioner secured 162.8995 marks and that the cut-off marks for women in OBC category is 167.3889, which is higher than general category,”
the Court noted.
The Court placed reliance upon a decision rendered in writ petition (Km. Ruchi Yadav and others vs. State of U.P. and others), decided on October 18, 2021and observed that the claim of the petitioner for an appointment cannot be ignored.
The Court allowed two weeks’ time for the respondents to obtain instructions in the matter and fixed the next hearing on November 25, 2021.