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Supreme Court Directs Appointment Of A Colour Blind Man

By - King Stubb & Kasiva on November 23, 2023

[1]The Supreme Court has granted relief to a person with ‘colour blindness’, directing the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Limited (TANGEDCO) to appoint him as an Assistant Engineer (Electrical) at an appropriate grade of pay. The court said that it was undeniable that he had requisite education qualifications, qualified in the recruitment process and was selected for the post of Assistant Engineer. The court ordered TANGEDCO to appoint and continue the appellant in its service as Assistant Engineer (Electrical) at the appropriate stage of the grade of pay from the day his appointment was canceled and accommodate him in a suitable department where he can be given appropriate responsibilities. The court said that the appellant shall also be entitled to 50% of full arrears of salary and allowances and his service shall be reckoned from the original date of appointment with full continuity.

[1] Civil Appeal No. 6785 of 2023 [SLP (Civil) No. 12671 of 2022]

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