No extra again door entry in rail transport – LexForti Authorized Information & Journal
The Supreme Court rejected the written application that contradicted the termination of the liberalized active pension scheme for employees with guaranteed occupational safety for railway workers.
This initiative allowed a certain class of people on the railways to apply for voluntary retirement aged 55 to 57, or after 33 years of service, and to request an appointment for their children instead.
The Punjab and Haryana Supreme Court found that providing work to the wards of these employees is contrary to Articles 14 and 16, as they are given the position without going through the full exam of required competitive exams.
Providing a back door and fighting gender equality in the public employment sector created the need to reassess this system.
The Apex court found that the petitioners cannot claim to have a legitimate interest or expectation under such a system.
However, the districts determined to meet all eligibility criteria prior to October 27, 2017 are considered eligible as the case was still pending in court.
It was determined that the system has now ended and no further action is to be taken in this regard.