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Daughter-in-law entitled to job

india Updated: Jul 22, 2006 01:17 IST
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THE ALLAHABAD High Court on Friday ruled that the daughter-in-law was also entitled to be appointed under the dying in harness  rule as she was also a member of the family.

The court quashed the impugned order of November 15, 2002, issued by deputy director, Co-operative Bank, whereby the petitioner’s claim for appointment under  dying-in-harness rules was rejected on the ground of her being the daughter-in-law.

Justice Sishir Kumar passed this order on a writ petition filed by Sanyogita Rai.
On November 22, 2001 seven persons of the petitioner’s family were murdered. Only the petitioner and her mother-in-law remained alive. The petitioner’s application for appointment in place of her father-in-law  was rejected by the department on the ground that she was not included in the definition of ‘family’ defined under the dying in harness rules. The father-in-law of the petitioner was an employee in the District Co-operative Bank, Kauri Ram, Gorakhpur.                              

Bhatia opens CBA library
FORMER ADVOCATE General and Member of Parliament (MP) Virendra Bhatia inaugurated the newly constructed library of the Central Bar Association (CBA) in Lucknow on Friday.

Speaking on the occasion, in his capacity as chief guest, he said Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav was committed to protecting lawyers’ pride at all costs and hence the lawyers’ community had a good time ahead.

Bhatia said while construction of chambers in the High Court and other districts was almost complete, funds for construction of chambers in 600 tehsils in the state had already been released.

The chief guest also announced Rs 6 lakhs for a parking space at the Lucknow Bench of the High Court from the MP fund besides Rs 5 and 10 lakhs each to Faizabad, Allahabad and Meerut Bar Associations respectively.