Married Daughter also Eligible in ‘Die-in-Harness’ Scheme, 2015 of Tripura: Tripura High Court

Tripura HC ruled that while married son is eligible beneficiary, the exclusion of married daughter from ‘Die-in-Harness’ Scheme, 2015 of Government of Tripura is unconstitutional. Dismissing the appeal of State Government against the single judge bench, Hon’ble Tripura HC held that “die-in-harness policy inasmuch as it operates as a disqualification in the case of a married woman, as against a married man must be held to be discriminatory and such policy, tested on the touchstone of Articles 14 to 16 of the Constitution, cannot be held to be valid.”

Die-in-Harness scheme, 2015 of Government of Tripura, is the grant of appointment on compassionate grounds to a dependent family member of a Government servant who died during the tenure of his service or who retired on medical grounds, thereby leaving his family in penury and without any means of livelihood, to relieve the family of the Government servant concerned from financial destitution and to help it get over the emergency.