SC denies compassionate job to ‘divorced’ daughter

A bench of Justices MR Shah and Aniruddha Bose denied compassionate job to the daughter of the deceased government employee when it found that she conspiratorially annulled her marriage on mutual consent after her mother’s death with the sole aim of cornering a government employment.

Petitioner V Somyashree’s mother, who was employed with Karnataka government as a Second Division Assistant at Mandhya District Treasury, died in harness on March 25, 2012. Somya who was married at that time, got divorced on March 20, 2013 by mutual consent. Next day she claimed compassionate job of her mother.