Rajasthan High Court quashed a government order discriminating against men in appointment to the Electricity Board

The Rajasthan High Court quashed a 1996 Order of the Rajasthan State Electricity Board (RSEB), directing that only women would be appointed as lower division clerk under compassionate scheme in Electricity Board, stating that the policy of RSEB is based on gender discrimination and not on any rational having reasonable nexus with an object sought by the RSEB. Further, “ neither the legislature nor the Rule making Authority can make a law or a Rule, issue any guidelines/circulars/administrative instructions, which would be in violation of Articles 14 and 15 of the Constitution of India.